To report allegations of Abuse, Neglect or other Major Unusual Incidents:

   If this is an emergency, please call 911.

For concern about a person with developmental disabilities health, safety, abuse or neglect, please contact the county board of developmental disabilities investigative agents.

During Work Hours

Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Monday – Friday

8:00am – 4:00pm
(419) 782-6621

After Hours/Weekends

In the event of an after hour emergency or crisis to have an SSA paged, you can contact.



Available 24 hours a day.

24- Hour Hotline

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities


For more information about investigations and Ohio guidelines, please visit the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.