PROTECTING THE SAFETY AND DIGNITY OF PEOPLE UNDER GUARDIANSHIP CARE
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Monday February 20th, 2023 (Presidents' Day)
Monday May 29th, 2023 (Memorial Day)
Education to ensure that Guardians and other Court-appointed fiduciaries understand their roles.
Monitoring of cases by Court-appointed volunteers who identify causes for concern.
Resources, referrals, and guidance for Guardians and their families in support of this unrecognized population of heroes.
Protecting the dignity and safety of Oregonians under guardianship
- including seniors & adults with disabilities and minors -
and supporting court-appointed fiduciaries with case monitoring, education and resources.
Our Core Values
Community • Dignity • Integrity • Protection
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Guardian Partners Statement on Britney Spears Case
November 12, 2021 – Today Guardian Partners released the following statement:
Whenever circumstances come to light which allow the individual rights of a Protected Person to be restored, that is cause for celebration. As such, we at Guardian Partners applaud today’s news that the conservatorship of pop star Britney Spears – long the subject of question and scrutiny – has been terminated. California Judge Brenda Penny found that Spears’ “conservatorship of the person” (in Oregon referred to as a “guardianship”) and “conservatorship of the estate” (known simply as a “conservatorship” in Oregon) were “no longer required, effective immediately.”
Without weighing in on the particular details of Ms. Spears’ case, we believe this story illustrates concerns that often arise in guardianship, regardless of the location or state. The case makes clear the need for more oversight to ensure people under guardianship care are living safely and with dignity. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of training and support for guardians and other court-appointed fiduciaries.
One approach to address these concerns is a system of education and volunteer case monitoring, like we provide at Guardian Partners. Currently available in seven counties representing 52% of Oregon residents, our program is a valuable and unique resource, which operates in close coordination with the county courts. In 2020, the courts determined that guardianship was no longer necessary for three cases assigned to Guardian Partners after our monitor raised serious concerns about the guardianship.
We frequently consult with other states to discuss establishing similar programs and anticipate expansion to more Oregon counties in the coming year as we continue to advocate for Protected People under guardianship.
Guidestar 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency
We're proud to have earned our platinum seal for the seventh year in a row. You can feel good about your donation to Guardian Partners, knowing your gift will be put to good use in our abuse prevention work.
2021 Annual Report Available
2021 was a strong year for Guardian Partners - we monitored 170 cases and benefited 3,082 Oregonians through our classes. Check out our annual report to see more about how we're doing.