Agencies for Protective Servicesadmin
Disabled Persons Protection Commission
DPPC investigates abuse in group homes run by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Mental Retardation, in addition to investigating abuse of disabled persons under the age of 60 in the community.
Riverside Community Care provides a full range of services for adults and elders with mental illness, substance abuse issues, mental retardation, and traumatic head injury. This organization has a 24-hour crisis team that can respond to mental health emergencies and provides outpatient treatment at its centers in Norwood and Dedham. In addition, its Riverside Care Management program provides the range of care management services for adults and elders with mental illness, mental retardation and traumatic head injury.