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Where to Get Help

 Adult Protective Services (APS): 877-565-2020 (Toll free 24 hour hotline)
  • Investigates complaints of abuse or neglect of elders and dependent adults
  • Helps elders obtain needed social services, make police reports, and get conserved
   
 Ombudsman: 909-891-3928
  •  Receives complaints involving elders in long term care facilities, such as nursing homes
   
 Public Guardian: 909-387-2536
  • Assesses physical, mental and financial needs of elders and dependent adults
  • Petitions Probate Court for conservatorship
  • Locates assets and arranges for disposition
  • Estate Investigators – secure assets and provide money management
  • Representative Payee Program – financial management of income (SS, SSI, pensions)
   
 Veterans Service Office: 909-387-5516 
  •  Helps veterans and dependents obtain benefits, and outreach to homeless veterans
   
 Conservators   
  • Appointed by Probate Court, when a person is no longer able to care for themselves, either physically, financially, or both
  • May be the Public Guardian, a family member, or a professional conservator
  • Note: Power of Attorney is no substitute for conservatorship – It cannot protect the elder.
   
 Probate Court: 909-521-3388
  • Investigates conservatorship cases
  • Conducts hearings to determine legal competency and to appoint conservators
  • Oversees conservatorships and monitors how the elder’s funds are spent in their behalf
   
 Your Police Department or Local Sheriff
  • Investigates reports of crimes against elders and dependent adults; arrests their abuser. Please contact the appropriate police agency or sheriff's office directly. The District Attorney does not initiate reports. If the investigating agency concludes that charges should be filed, the case is referred to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Victim Services Unit:

Our Bureau of Victims Services offers a variety of services such as emergency help, counseling and referrals for victims of crime. Please click here to connect with a victim advocate in your area.




















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It is the mission of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office to represent the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by California State law. The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office serves the residents of San Bernardino County by: seeking the truth, protecting the innocent; holding the guilty accountable; preserving the dignity of victims and their families; and, ensuring that justice is done while always maintaining the highest ethical standards.

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