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Ada County Guardianship Monitoring Program

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Ada County, Idaho

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and pass a federal background check.

When a person does not have the understanding to make their own decisions or a child's parents cannot care for them, another person can apply to be their legal 'Guardian’. It is the Guardian’s job is to watch over that person (the ward) and make sure that they are properly taken care of.

The Court Visitor's job is to "check-in" with individuals who have been placed under legal guardianship. The vast majority of our clients are in wonderful situations, and that is what we hope to find when we visit. It is our goal to make sure everything is still going as well, if not better than, it was when the guardianship was granted.

The Court Visitor is assigned a case, and makes a one-time visit to the guardian and the ward. After the visit, the volunteer fills out a report indicating the status of the ward and any recommendations for action. The volunteer's report is then reviewed by the Guardianship Monitoring Coordinator to determine whether further action is necessary.

While our office is located in Boise, we also have cases located throughout the county and the Court Visitor chooses which area they would like to assist in covering. Visits outside of Ada County are completed by telephone and can be done in our office or in your own home. Volunteers choose their own schedule and amount of time they are able to dedicate to the program.


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About Ada County Guardianship Monitoring Program

Location:

200 N Front St, 4th Floor #4105, Boise, ID 83702, US

Mission Statement

The Guardianship Monitoring Program serves as the "eyes and ears" of the Court by collecting and evaluating information about the well-being of a protected person, thus allowing the court to protect the interests of the ward and promote confidence in the judicial process.

Description

When a person does not have the understanding to make their own decisions or a child's parents cannot care for them, another person can apply to be their legal 'Guardian’. It is the Guardian’s job is to watch over that person (the ward) and make sure that they are properly taken care of.

In 1979 Idaho Statute 15.5.419 was implemented, requiring guardians to file an annual report about the status and condition of a ward. In 1995, the number of open cases had increased to 153, so The Ada County Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) was established to watch over them. At that time, it consisted of one employee.

Now the GMP has of a team of two employees that supervise over 2,300 cases. As our case load increases, we rely more and more upon the assistance of volunteers in order to serve our community.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

200 W Front St4th Floor #4105Boise, ID 83702

(43.6106,-116.19743)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Elder care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Public Advocacy
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours depend on your availability- You decide!
  • interivew, background check, dress professional, valid drivers license/insurance, 18 years and up

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