Reporting Abuse and Neglect
Marion County Adult Abuse Investigators are trained and authorized
to act as designees of the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office
of Adult Abuse Prevention and Investigation (OAAPI). OAAPI Coordinators
provide frequent and regular technical assistance and coaching to Adult
Abuse Investigators, approve completed investigation reports, and ensure
that investigations are timely, thorough, and objective.
Adult Abuse Investigators receive reports of actual or suspected
abuse regarding adults with intellectual and developmental disability
(IDD). Investigators screen abuse reports to determine if they meet the
definition of abuse in Oregon Administrative Rule 407-045-0260 - and if
so, Investigators conduct a full investigation.
Adult Abuse Investigators electronically submit an initial abuse
complaint form to OAAPI immediately upon receiving a report of abuse
using the Serious Event Reporting Team (SERT) web-based system.
When an abuse report is received, Investigators also assess the
need for protective services. If protective services are required, the
case manager is responsible for immediately providing or arranging for
the provision of protective services actions.
Adult Abuse Investigators participate on the Marion County
Multi-Disciplinary Team, to positively collaborate with the local
District Attorney’s office; law enforcement agencies; Investigators for
adults who experience mental health issues, aging, or physical
disability; health care organizations; and human services groups – to
better protect vulnerable adults.
Marion County Adult Abuse Investigation Contacts:
- 503-763-5711 Dedicated Adult Abuse Report Line ( message line only)
- 503-576-4532 Sid Venkatachalam, Adult Abuse Report Screener
- 503-361-2771 Kat Fox, Adult Abuse Report Screener
- 503-361-2717 Pete Catalina, Adult Abuse Investigator
- 503-361-2742 Bob Stai, Adult Abuse Investigator
- 503-585-4993 Kim Dullmeyer, Adult Abuse Investigation Supervisor
- If you have an emergency, immediately call 9-1-1 for help.