Adult Protective Services (Lafayette Area)

Tippecanoe Co. Prosecutor’s office

Telephone: 1-765-420-1587

Toll Free: 1-877-749-9111

The State APS hotline is 1-800-992-6978.

Service area: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren and White Counties.

Adult abuse is defined as abused, neglected and/or exploited adults (age 18 and older), who are unable to protect their own interest, care and well being due to physical, mental or cognitive disabilities.

Abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional and financial. Neglect is defined as not providing basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, cleanliness, or medical care and includes self-neglect. Indiana law requires that citizens and professionals report suspected abuse, self-neglect or exploitation of dependent adults. Reports may be made anonymously and will be investigated and appropriate actions taken to protect the victim.

To report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult in the community call Adult Protective Services. For emergency situations, contact the local sheriff’s department, town marshal, or state or local police.