Report Adult Abuse and Neglect
Disabled adults or disabled emancipated minors present in North Carolina who are reported to be abused, neglected, or exploited, and in need to protective services are eligible to receive this service without regard to income.
North Carolina law requires that anyone suspecting that an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report their concerns to their County Department of Social Services. Per G.S. § 108A-102: Any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services must report it to their local county DSS. Anyone who makes a report shall be immune from any civil or criminal liability, unless such person acted in bad faith or with a malicious purpose.