To protect the civil/human rights – life, liberty and property – of adults described as “incompetent” and made wards of the state in unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships;
To end financial exploitation of their wards’ assets by court-appointed fiduciaries* who, instead of conserving their wards’ assets as required by law, force previously financially able wards onto Medicaid at Taxpayer expense;
To be a support organization for families battling court-appointed “protectors” who permit due process and other violations of law to occur, including physical and mental abuse and isolation; and
To obtain reform – through outreach, education and advocacy – by meaningful amendment of existing statutes and increased penalties against violations of law.
*Fiduciary: From the Latin fiducia, meaning “trust,” a person (or a business like a bank or stock brokerage) who has the power and obligation to act for another (often called the beneficiary) under circumstances which require total trust, good faith, and honesty. The title “fiduciary” is interchangeable with “guardian” or “conservator.”
Note: Some states use the term “guardianship” alone, some use “conservatorship” and still others use a combination: “guardianship / conservatorship.” And a few states use terms like, “Interdiction.”
It is generally accepted to use the word guardianship interchangeably.