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Do You Want to Help Guardians in Court?

You can help improve the lives of vulnerable adults who are under guardianship in your community by joining the Court Visitor Program. What is guardianship? It’s a legal procedure in which a court determines that a person lacks capacity to make or communicate decisions, needs protection, and finds that there is no less restrictive alternative for care than appointing a guardian.

See Also: Oversight and Screening of Court-Appointed Guardians

Court visitors investigate, observe, and report to the court, ensuring that the protected person’s needs are met, that their property is protected and used for their benefit, and that the court’s orders are followed properly.

The judge in state district court may appoint a court visitor to gather evidence to:
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