Protection From Harm
The biggest concern families have about community agency
services is safety and how their family member will be treated by
the support staff.

GCS, Inc. believes, "When In Doubt, Check It Out"
It's everyone's responsibility to keep people with disabilities safe.

GCS, Inc. is committed to protecting the individual we serve from harm without
exception.  We have trained agency
investigators on staff to quickly respond to any
allegation of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or exploitation.  When this sort
of allegation is
reported we immediately contact the TN Division of Mental Retardation so an
investigation can begin.
GCS, Inc. has a Management Plan and staff development classes to prevent incidents
of abuse, neglect and mistreatment.  We have clearly posted contact numbers at every

program site to allow staff to directly contact the State of Tennessee to report suspected
incidents.  The agency has a strict policy against retaliatory actions as a result of

reporting abuse allegations.
The family is always notified of  all allegations.        
Anyone can report abuse, neglect, mistreatment or exploitation by calling the
TN Division of Mental Retardation
at:
1-800-579-0023