Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (117 p.)
Guardian and ward -- Oregon -- Multnomah County, Conservatorships -- Oregon -- Multnomah County
The law and the public programs designed to implement the intent of the law should serve as a model for the way in which needs are met in our society. With this view in mind, a study of the Public Guardian and Conservator program has been undertaken.
This study is the first written description of a young program designed to offer unique services to legally incapacitated persons. Public guardianship and conservatorship evolved from an early notion that a guarantee of rights is a public as well as a private responsibility. The question of the extent of public responsibility required as well as implementation will be examined.