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Colorado Office of Public Guardianship Commission

Meetings (click link for agenda)

July 25, 2018

June 27, 2018

May 23, 2018

April 24, 2018

March 26, 2018

March 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

January 12, 2018

December 28, 2018

December 11, 2017

November 20, 2017

October 30, 2017

Commission members

Shari Caton, Chair
Deb Bennett-Woods, Vice-Chair
Karen Kelley
Kelsey Lesco
Marco Chayet

Minutes 

June 27, 2018 (executed)

June 27, 2018 (draft)

May 23, 2018 (draft)

April 24, 2018 (executed)

April 24, 2018 (draft)

March 26, 2018

March 9, 2018 (revised)

March 9, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

December 28, 2017

December 11, 2017

November 20, 2017

October 30, 2017

Other documents

Memorandum of Understanding with the Judicial Department

Public Comment Policy

Interim Fundraising Guidelines

Revised Interim Fundraising Guidelines from April 24, 2018

SCAO OPG Director Job Description

SCAO OPG Director Salary Considerations

OPG Commission Draft Thank You Letter

OPG Commission By-Laws

Background

HB17-1087 created the Office Of Public Guardianship Pilot Program within the judicial department to provide legal guardianship services to indigent and incapacitated adults who:

  • Have no responsible family members or friends who are available and appropriate to serve as a guardian;
  • Lack adequate resources to compensate a private guardian and pay the costs and fees associated with an appointment proceeding; and
  • Are not subject to a petition for appointment of guardian filed by a county adult protective services unit or otherwise authorized by law.

The office is established as a pilot program, to be evaluated and then continued, discontinued, or expanded at the discretion of the General Assembly in 2021. On or before  January 1, 2021, the director of the office shall submit a report to the judiciary committees of the Senate and the House of
Representatives. The report, at a minimum, must:

  • Quantify, to the extent possible, Colorado's unmet need for public guardianship services for indigent and incapacitated adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the average annual cost of providing guardianship services to indigent and incapacitated adults;
  • Quantify, to the extent possible, the net cost or benefit, if any, to the state that may result from the provision of guardianship services to each indigent and incapacitated adult in each judicial district of the state;
  • Assess whether an independent statewide office of public guardianship is preferable and feasible;
  • Analyze costs and off-setting savings to the state from the delivery of public guardianship services; and
  • Provide uniform and consistent data elements regarding service delivery in an aggregate format that does not include any personal identifying information of any person.

Contact information

For more information, please contact Connie Lind at connie.lind@judicial.state.co.us  or at 720-625-5958.

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