Archive for April 2019

Thousands Stolen from Elderly Guardianship Clients

This story out of Philadelphia shows how lack of oversight in guardianship cases allowed a previously convicted felon, charged with fraud and forgery, to become guardian for over 100 individuals. S888/H1573 has been filed in Massachusetts to ensure that MA guardians have appropriate oversight and monitoring to keep vulnerable people safe.   Click here to…

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Supported Decision Making: Fostering the Self-Determination of Individuals with Disabilities

The Massachusetts Guardianship Institute partnered with students enrolled in the Legal Skills in Social Context program, a social justice clinical offering at Northeastern University School of Law, in a project to review supported decision making as an alternative to guardianship. Students conducted a detailed review of literature and policy surrounding supported decision making, including its…

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