Innovations in Guardianship: Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability

Please see the announcement below from the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative.

Guardianship is one approach to providing support and assistance to adults who need help with decision-making about finances and personal issues.  However, as recent high-profile and less visible cases illustrate, guardianship can also infringe on personal rights and can lead to mistreatment of older adults and adults with disabilities.

Join us for a webinar to discuss current trends and challenges in state guardianship systems, policies and practice. Using real-life guardianship scenarios, the webinar will explore ways to maximize autonomy and ensure accountability throughout the guardianship process. Presenters will discuss less restrictive alternatives to guardianship as well as ways to improve adjudication and post-appointment oversight of guardians.

Speakers:
●  Alison Hirschel, Managing Director and Attorney
    Michigan Elder Justice Initiative
●  Nicole Shannon, Systemic Advocate Attorney
    Michigan Elder Justice Initiative 

Day:  Thursday, September 30 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET   

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