Adult Services


The mission of Adult Services under the Department of Social Services (DSS) is opening doors, building community, and being of service to County citizens needing social, eligibility, or employment training services.

Services & Support

Adult Services of Nevada County provides a wide array of services and support to elders and dependent adults in our community with the goal of helping individuals remain safely in their own homes. This is accomplished through investigations, assessments and referrals to appropriate agencies and programs.

Adult Protective Services

Call 530-265-1639 or Email Adult Services

Any concerned person can report known or suspected elder or dependent adult abuse or neglect. Reports can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 530-265-1639 or 888-339-7248. Here are the links to a fillable form (English or Spanish) for your report:

Completed reports can be emailed or faxed to 530-470-2625.

If your report is of an urgent matter please use the Report Line first. 

Mandated Reporter Training

This training will provide mandated reporters with the foundational information about their mandated reporting requirements. For in-person training, please contact our office. As of January 1, 2022, legislation has been enacted that changes the age of an Elder to age 60 and over and a Dependent Adult to ages 18-59. The California Department of Social Services will be updating the Elder and Dependent Adult abuse report forms SOC 341/342. Please continue to use the same forms; this website will be updated as soon as new forms are available.

Check out the APS Fact Sheets:

What is APS

APS Signs of Abuse

APS Mandated Reporters

Available Resources from Adult Services

Senior Outreach Nurses
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