The state of Texas works to protect minors, the elderly and adults with disabilities from:
MHMR employees, contractors, volunteers, interns and agents are trained to recognize and report abuse, neglect, and the exploitation of minors, the elderly and adults with disabilities.
Investigations of allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation, are handled by
- Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services - Early Childhood Development, Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Texas Department of State Health Services – Substance Abuse Division - Addiction Services
State laws include:
Texas Family Code - Minors (17 years and younger)
Texas Human Resources Code - Elderly and adults with disabilities