Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D.

P. Macy

Peter M. Macy is Executive Director of Guardian Community Trust, Inc. (Community Trust), a non-profit organization that is deeply committed to guardianship reform in Massachusetts. Community Trust supports reform with research grants and sponsorship of educational events in collaboration with the Institute. Community Trust also serves as a trustee for the largest Medicaid-exempt pooled trust program in Massachusetts. Peter is a founding member of the Institute and a frequent contributor to programs sponsored by the Institute. Prior to joining Community Trust in 2014, he worked in private practice as an elder law attorney for two decades, specializing in trust law and guardianship practice. Peter is a graduate of Boston College Law School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Divinity School and the University of Puget Sound.

Office of Guardianship Oversight

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Office of Guardianship Oversight

Please call your State Senator and State Representative TODAY! As you know, the Massachusetts State Legislature began its new two-year session three weeks ago. In this session, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”)  has initiated a bill to establish an Office of Adult Decisional Support Services within the Trial Court: This proposed legislation would…

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A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century

A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century by Peter Macy, Ed.M, J.D. The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”) advocates two important reforms to the guardianship/conservatorship system in Massachusetts: (1) a public guardian for the most isolated and indigent individuals in need; and (2) a state office to oversee the quality, impact, cost‐effectiveness and adequacy…

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Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute
Report 2018-2019

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Thursday, January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute
Report 2018-2019

Annual report (2018-19) of the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute.

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Fourth Colloquium Report

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Friday, July 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Fourth Colloquium Report

Fourth Colloquium:  Public Guardianship in an Age of Self-Advocacy SUMMARY REPORT From:    Peter M. Macy, Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:          Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date:     July 21, 2017 The Institute’s Fourth Colloquium, “Public Guardianship in an Age of Self-Advocacy,” held in Boston on June 23, 2017, lived up to its purpose: it…

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Third Colloquium Report

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Thursday, December 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Third Colloquium Report

Summary Report Third Colloquium:  Proposal for a Public Guardianship Program From:  Heather L. Connors, Ph.D., Director of Research, Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:       Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date:   December 22, 2016   Introduction The Third Colloquium: A Proposed Statute for Public Guardianship, part of the Institute’s Colloquium Series, was held on November…

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Second Colloquium Report

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Comments Off on Second Colloquium Report

Summary Report Second Colloquium: Voluntary Public Guardianship Programs   From: Peter M. Macy, Exec. Dir., Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:  Registrants and Subscribers to the Colloquium Series Date: June 30, 2016   I.                    Introduction The Colloquium on Volunteer Guardianship Programs, the second event in the Institute’s Colloquium Series, was held on June 13, 2016, at…

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First Colloquium Report

By Peter M. Macy, Ed.M., J.D. / Tuesday, April 12, 2016 / Comments Off on First Colloquium Report

Summary Report Colloquium on Public Guardianship (Held November 10, 2015)   From:  Peter M. Macy, Exec. Dir., Guardian Community Trust, Inc. To:       Attendees and Registrants of Colloquium on Public Guardianship  Date:   Updated, April 12, 2016   Introduction The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”) held its first major educational event, the Colloquium on Public Guardianship,…

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