What is the purpose of this service?
The 24-hour OIG Hotline at 800-368-1463 (Voice or TTY).
Conducts investigations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of adults with disabilities in a private residence and connects the victims with needed protection and services.
OIG coordinates with local law enforcement and with local and State social service entities to connect victims to needed services. OIG also has authority to pursue orders of protection, guardianship, or emergency placement in another setting.
Who can receive these services?
Individuals 18 to 59 years of age who have mental or physical disabilities, who live in a private home, and who are unable to seek or obtain help on their own.
Anyone can ask on the person's behalf. OIG keeps confidential who called to report an allegation.
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