State of New Jersey

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Caregiver Neglect Laws

False Imprisonment
N.J.S.A. § 2C:13-3
Criminal Restraint
N.J.S.A. § 2C:13-2
N.J.S.A. § 2C:13-1
Reckless Endangerment
N.J.S.A. § 2C:12-2

Emotional/Psychological Laws

N.J.S.A. § 2C:12-10 
N.J.S.A. § 2C:33-4
N.J.S.A. § 2C:33-4.1
Bias Intimidation
N.J.S.A. § 2C:16-1

Financial Exploitation Laws

N.J.S.A. § 2C:15-1
Theft by Deception
N.J.S.A. § 2C:20-4
Theft by unlawful taking or disposition
N.J.S.A. § 2C:20-3
Theft by Extortion
N.J.S.A. § 2C:20-5

Physical Abuse Laws

Endangering an Injured Victim
N.J.S.A. § 2C:12-1.2
N.J.S.A. § 2C:12-1

Sexual Abuse/Assault Laws

Sexual Assault
N.J.S.A. § 2C:14-2
Criminal Sexual Assault
N.J.S.A. § 2C:14-3


State Mandated Reporting

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. Ann. § 52:27D-409

Who has to report?
A health care professional, law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic or emergency medical technician. Any other person
may make a report.

When to report?
Any person required by statute to report that has reasonable cause to believe that a vulnerable adult is the subject of abuse, neglect or

How to report?
Reports shall be made to the county adult protective services provider, meaning a county board of social services or other public or nonprofit agency with experience as a New Jersey provider of protective services for adults, designated by the county and approved by the commissioner.
New Jersey Adult Protective Services Hotline: 800-792-8820
Aging and Disability Resource Connection:

Consumer Protection Statutes