Adult and Child Protective Services

382 State Route 37, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 518-358-9659

The Protective Services for Adults and Children program has the legal responsibility to investigate alleged abuse, neglect or exploitation of impaired adults and children.

Protective Services for Adults and Children are available to Tribal enrolled members who live in St. Regis County living in the community, who are at risk of abuse or neglect. Services include: counseling for the adult and family, arranging for medical and mental health assessments, applying for benefits, coordination with law enforcement and other agencies, finding alternative living arrangements, financial management services , homemaker and housekeeper chore services within specified limits, crisis interventions such as protective court orders, and long term legal interventions, such as guardianship.

Child Protective Services focuses on protecting children from suffering future abuse, maltreatment and neglect. The purpose is to encourage more complete reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. Child Protective Services is required to receive and investigate child abuse and maltreatment reports, to protect children from further abuse and maltreatment, and to provide rehabilitative services for the children, parents, and other family members involved. CPS focuses on the child in the context of the family, and recognizes the value of the family to the child. Removing a child from the home is the last resort, and used only when less drastic means of protection are impossible. New York State is geared toward helping families by providing services to prevent family break-up or to reunite a child whom has already left a home.