In addition to reporting suspected abuse and neglect, mandated reporters are also required to report to the DPPC all cases in which an individual with a disability has died, regardless of whether or not abuse or neglect is suspected.
For reporting suspected abuse and neglect committed against children, elders and persons residing in long-term care facilities (otherwise known as nursing homes) refer to the following numbers.
Massachusetts Abuse Reporting Numbers
- Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) (24 hours / 7 days a week)
Ages 18 to 59
1-800-426-9009 or 1-888-822-0350 TTY
Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) (24 hours / 7 days a week)
Ages 60 and over
Department of Public Health (DPH)
All Ages residing in Long Term Care Facilities
Department of Children and Families (DCF) (24 hours / 7 days a week)
Birth to age 17