To Report Suspected Elder Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation
Emergency Assistance - Dial 911
Call: 855-726-5237 and press option #1.
South Central Ohio Job and Family Services (SCOJFS) is responsible for investigating reports of abuse and neglect involving children and older adults in Hocking, Ross, and Vinton Counties. This responsibility resides within the Protective Services Department at SCOJFS.
Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Ross County: Chillicothe, OH, 475 Western Ave., Chillicothe, OH 45601
Hocking County: Logan, OH, 389 W. Front St., Logan, OH 43138
Vinton County: McArthur, OH, 30975 Industrial Park Dr., McArthur, OH 45651
For the statewide APS hotline, please call 1-855-644-6277 (open 24 hours 7 days a week).
County Departments of Job and Family Services are mandated to investigate and evaluate all reports of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults age 60 and over.