OCTOBER is National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month
VAPIT meetings are held in every county which combine the efforts of several organizations to identify and stop abuse to elderly and vulnerable adults. The VAPIT teams include representatives from District Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Department, Police Departments, Adult Protective Services, and others.
Serving BENTON, CARROLL, DECATUR, HARDIN AND HENRY COUNTIES
Office of the District Attorney General
24th Judicial District
P.O. Box 627
100 Court Sq.
Huntingdon, TN 38344
Phone: (731) 986-5031
Fax: (731) 986-5208
Tennessee's various departments are now working as a team to combat Elder Abuse. There are now many ways to report suspected abuse anonymously.
IF ABUSE IS HAPPENING NOW -
CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
If you see the signs of abuse or suspect physical abuse, call Tennessee Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-356-6767.
Your report can remain anonymous.
Protection from Harm is a moral and legal commitment to support, respect and value the dignity and worth of a person who has developmental disabilities.
Jackson Satellite Office
225 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Fourth Floor, Tower B
Jackson, TN 38301
Providing assistance for Caretakers is an important part of stopping abuse. C.A.D. has many programs available for various issues effecting families and caretakers.
This program provides assistance to Elderly Tennesseans residing in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and assisted care living facilities. The Ombudsman is available to help residents and their families resolve questions or problems and will advocate for solutions to problems for qualified residents of long-term care facilities.