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More Resources About Guardianship and Alternatives

For more information about guardianship and alternatives, you may find the following websites helpful:

American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging
The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging has many original resources on guardianship and supported decision-making. These include statutory charts analyzing many characteristics of state guardianship law and a wide array of reports and handbooks on guardianship law, policy and practice.

Center for Public Representation
The Center for Public Representation has a website that includes many resources about supported decision-making at the national and state level.

National Center for State Courts/Center for Elders and the Courts
The National Center for State Courts has a website dedicated to aging-related issues involving state courts. This site includes many resources on guardianship with a particular emphasis on the role of the courts, including court data, the judicial process for the appointment of guardians, and guardianship monitoring.

National Center on Elder Abuse
The National Center on Elder Abuse features materials on all aspects of elder abuse. The Center has publications that focus specifically on guardianship at, including an Issue Brief entitled How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Adult Guardianship: Lessons Learned and a fact sheet on the same topic.

National Center on Law and Elder Rights
The National Center on Law and Elder Rights website includes legal training materials on guardianship, alternatives to guardianship, and supported decision-making.

National Guardianship Association
The National Guardianship Association is a membership organization. Its stated mission is “to advance the nationally recognized standard of excellence in guardianship.” The website includes comprehensive information on guardianship, standards for guardian conduct, ethical principles, and information about the national organization and its state affiliates.

National Guardianship Network
The National Guardianship Network is a collaborative group of national organizations dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice. Its website links to many sources of information on guardianship reform and provides information on state-level Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS).

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making website compiles educational tools, webinars, news and state-by-state information on supported decision-making.

Syracuse University College of Law
This website include materials related to the Fourth National Guardianship Summit held in May of 2021, including background papers, issue briefs and Summit recommendations.

Updated October 31, 2023