Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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What Happens To Me If I Report A Possible Case of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation and Abuse Is Found?

If you report a case of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and the report is confirmed, you might be called to testify in court. The Mesa Police Department and/or APS will explain how the system works, as well as your role and responsibility. Concern over testifying in court should never stop anyone from reporting a possible case of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

APS refers every substantiated case with a perpetrator to law enforcement for determination of prosecution potential.

When the case is referred, it does not include the reporting source’s name. However if law enforcement requests it because it may help their case, APS will provide it.