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Vermont's families are safe, nurturing, stable, and supported

Vermont's families are safe, nurturing, stable, and supported

Z All Vermonters are healthy and safe

Z outdated language, replaced 2017: Vermont's Elders and People with Disabilities and People with Mental Conditions Live with Dignity and Independence in Settings they Prefer

Vermonters are safe in their homes and communities

Vermonters are safe from harm


Vermont families are safe, stable, nurturing, and supported

Rate of confirmed reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults per 1,000 vulnerable adults


Story Behind the Curve

This population indicator shows the estimated rate of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. This rate is related to both motive and opportunity of perpetrators; the vulnerability of victims; the state of the Vermont economy; education of the public and stakeholders; challenges within families including stresses on caregivers and caregiver support services; individual support of vulnerable adults; effective screening, training, and oversight of paid caregivers; effective practices at financial institutions to prevent or identify financial exploitation; effective reporting, investigation, and substantiation/prosecution at Adult Protective Services.


People who report suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including both mandatory and non-mandatory reporters. This includes vulnerable adults, family members, friends, neighbors, volunteers, staff of local health and human service agencies, and staff of banks and financial institutions.

What Works

Education and training of the public on identifying and reporting helps to encourage both prevention and early reporting of suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults.

Notes on Methodology

Numbers of substantiations are from DAIL DLP Adult Protective Services. DAIL DLP produces an estimated rate based on the total estimated number of vulnerable adults in Vermont. 

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