Vulnerable Adult Investigations Unit

  • The VAIU will receive and coordinate the referral of all reports of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults in facilities operated or contracted for operation by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) or the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN).

  • IF YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE OR REASON TO BELIEVE THAT A CONSUMER, CLIENT, RESIDENT OR PATIENT (Vulnerable Adult 18 years of age or older) OF A FACILITY OPERATED BY OR CONTRACTED FOR OPERATION BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH OR THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS HAS BEEN, OR IS LIKELY TO BE, ABUSED, NEGLECTED OR EXPLOITED YOU MUST REPORT THE INCIDENT TO THE:

    SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION (SLED)
    1-866-200-6066