The Guardian Reporter is the newsletter of The Guardianship Project (TGP), a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice. In this newsletter you will learn about TGP staff and how the project is expanding in New York City. Readers will also learn about issues affecting adult guardianship as a whole, such as Falk’s Law, and the Elder Abuse and Protection Act.
Each newsletter includes a featured case study on one of TGP’s clients – highlighting the hard work our staff does for each individual.
A letter from the director addressing what is new and has recently been accomplished by TGP’s staff.
Project highlights and newsworthy events that have taken place since the last newsletter.
In 2016, The Guardianship Project extended service into the Bronx, where it now has 10 clients.
TGP saved Medicaid $2.6 million in 2016 alone, according to a cost analysis.
TGP prioritizes keeping clients in the community rather than costly institutions. 60% of our clients are in the community.
A Six-Year Perspective
In 2005, Vera launched The Guardianship Project in New York City in collaboration with the New York State Office of Court Administration to address systemic inadequacies in the practice of legal guardianship for primarily elderly incapacitated people. Poor oversight and the absence of best practices in guardianship is a national problem, and New Yo...
Guardianship reform takes flight
This week, the New York State court system was selected by the National Guardianship Network (NGN) to receive one of four state court incentive and technical assistance grants to create innovative, consensus-driven Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS). Funding for the grants comes from the State Justice Institute ...
The Guardian Reporter
Issue 1, Summer 2011
In this inaugural issue of The Guardian Reporter, a biannual newsletter produced by Vera’s Guardianship Project: News about the Guardianship Project’s work on behalf of incapacitated elderly and disabled clients. Guardianship’s new collaborations with academic institutions and attorneys to further Guardianship’s innovative, holistic approach to gu...