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Programs that provide investigation and intervention services to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Adult Protective ServicesInvestigation of physical, mental or sexual abuse, neglect by self or caregiver; financial exploitation or; abandonment of a person 60 years old or older.PerryPerry County Area Agency on AgingPerry County Office of Aging
Protection from abuse petition (PFA)Protection from Abuse PetitionDauphinDauphin County Victim/Witness AssistanceDauphin County Victim/Witness Assistance
Protection From Abuse (PFA)A Protection From Abuse (PFA) is a special restraining order given by the court. In Pennsylvania, victims of domestic violence can get protection orders under a law called the Protection From Abuse Act. Counselors will do initial intake and court filing for the PFA.CumberlandDomestic Violence Services of Cumberland & PerryDomestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties
Protective ServicesAny older Adams County resident who is a victim of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment may be referred for a Protective Services assessment. ACOFA will use various resources and supports to alleviate a crisis situation or to prevent, reduce, or eliminate whatever abuse, neglect, or exploitation is occurring. Reports of abuse can be made 24/7.AdamsAdams County Office for AgingAdams County Office for Aging

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