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Abuse mental, emotional, physical, or sexual injury to a child, person 65 years or older, or adult with disabilities, or failure to prevent such injury.
Child unmarried, under 18 years of age.
Disabled a person with a mental, physical, or developmental disability that substantially impairs the person’s ability to provide adequately for the person’s care or protection, and who is either 18 years of age or older, or under 18 years of age but who has had the disabilities of minority removed.
Elderly 65 years of age or older.
Exploitation misusing the resources of a person 65 years or older or an adult with disabilities for personal or monetary benefit. This includes taking Social Security or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) checks, abusing a joint checking account, and taking property and other resources.
Family Violence any act or serious threat by one member of a family or household intended to physically harm, bodily injure, or sexually assault another family member. The term also includes child abuse.
Neglect of a child failure to provide a child with food, clothing, shelter and/or medical care; and/or leaving a child in a situation where the child is at risk of harm.
Neglect of a person 65 years or older or an adult with disabilities results in starvation, dehydration, over- or under-medication, unsanitary living conditions, and lack of heat, running water, electricity, medical care, and personal hygiene.
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