Adult Protection

The Adult Protection team provides assessment and protective social services for the purpose of preventing maltreatment including abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and to safeguard the welfare of the maltreated vulnerable adult.

A Carlton County case manager can determine eligibility based on assessment information. There are no fees for case management services. The primary services provided by a case manager include intake, assessment, information and referral, and case management. The purpose of case management is to help locate and coordinate daily living activities, medical, and other services required to meet the specific needs of the individual.

The vulnerable adult is a person 18 years of age or older who is:

  • At risk due to mental and/or physical impairments and potentially unable to care for themselves and live independently.
  • Any adult who lives and/or receives services from a licensed facility.

Related services may include, case planning, consultation, crisis intervention, investigation of vulnerable adult maltreatment reports, and commitment guardianship/conservatorship.

Adult Protection Prioritization Guidelines for Carlton County

Adult Protection Guidelines Carlton County


If you suspect maltreatment of a vulnerable adult in Carlton County contact the Statewide Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) at 844-880-1574. If your situation is an emergency, call 911 to reach your local law enforcement.

Vul Adult MAARC


Preventing Elder Abuse