Still others rely solely on paid membership subscriptions.Opinions and usage of online dating services also differ widely.Persons making a report of mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult in good faith are immune from civil or criminal liability.Reporters who knowingly makes a false report, may be charged with a class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a maximum 0 fine.All Colorado citizens are encouraged to immediately report suspected mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult.Certain occupational groups are urged by state law to report the mistreatment and/or self-neglect of an at-risk adult including: Any caretaker, staff member, or employee of or volunteer or consultant for any licensed care facility, agency, home, or governing board.After a report is received by the County Department of Social (Human) Services, and it is determined that the adult meets the definition of an at-risk adult and the allegations meet the definition of mistreatment or self-neglect the county may determine: At-risk adults have the right to refuse adult protective services.If services are refused and the county APS program believes that the adult retains decision-making capacity, no further action is taken.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
The purpose of the Adult Protective Services (APS) program is to protect adults who are susceptible to mistreatment or self-neglect.
These adults are known as "at-risk adults." To make a report of suspected mistreatment or self-neglect of an at-risk adult, call the APS Intake number for Delta County at (970) 872-1000.
To make a report after regular business hours, call (970) 872-1230.
For more information see Colorado APS Website for additional resources and training.