Information about Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

For current information about what adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation are, please refer to the National Adult Protective Services Association’s website at

For information on Virginia's Adult Protective Services (APS) FY 2019 statistics click here.

National Resources:

AARP Policy and Research

Administration for Community Living

Advancing States (formerly the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities)

Ageless Alliance

Aging In Place (formerly the National Council for Aging Care)

Alzheimer's Association

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging

American Psychological Association Elder Abuse and Neglect

Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect University of California, Irvine-School of Medicine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-Elder Abuse

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Elder Justice Coalition

Elder Justice Initiative


National Adult Protective Services Association

National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life

National  Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center

Office for Victims of Crime

Office on Violence Against Women

Virginia Resources:

Greater Augusta Coalition Against Adult Abuse

Office of the Attorney General, Elder Abuse & Neglect Squad

Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Virginia Division for the Aging

Virginia Association of Area Agencies on Aging


Online Training:

There is a free, online training for mandated reporters of adult abuse. To take the training, ADS5055 Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Adults, click here.