The Colorado Adult Protective Services (APS) program was established in statute in , and rules detail how the APS program must be implemented. APS investigates allegations of physical and sexual abuse, caretaker neglect, exploitation and harmful acts (collectively referred to as "mistreatment") and self-neglect of at-risk adults. The Colorado Department of Human Services connects people with assistance, resources and support for living independently in our state. Colorado has a state-supervised and county-administered human services system. Under this system, county departments are the main provider of direct services to Colorado’s families, children and adults.
CDHS's Office of Adult, Aging and Disability Services fosters independence to Coloradans through access to seamless and responsive personalized service. The office focuses on services and programs benefiting older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans and veterans’ spouses requiring skilled nursing and domiciliary care. If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at COKIDS. To report abuse or neglect of an older adult, visit our Adult Protective Services page for contact information. Information about COVID and benefits and services.