Gerald Frey

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Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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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.


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