Ocean County Board of Social Services – 732-349-1500
Emergency after hours – Manchester Police 732-657-6111
Adult Protective Services provides support and assistance to vulnerable adults, 18 years of age or older who are subjected to abuse, neglect and/or exploitation and are unable to protect themselves. A social worker provides an assessment of the risk endangering the adult and provides a care plan designed to protect the adult’s health and well-being. Services to assist such adults are arranged through contact with local provider agencies. Court action may be initiated in accordance with NJSA-52:249, known as the Adult Protective Services Act of 1994.