Guardianship Monitoring Protocol

The court’s duty to protect the well-being of an individual does not end when it appoints a guardian or conservator. After appointment, the court has an ongoing duty to monitor the guardianship or conservatorship, holding the guardian accountable for ensuring the person’s needs are being met. With a monitoring protocol, the court can identify guardians who are struggling, guide a guardian who needs assistance in fulfilling their duties, and the court can stop a guardian from using their court appointed authority to abuse, neglect, or exploit an individual. In this interactive series, court personnel will learn how to use the monitoring protocols, applying them to fictional case reports.

[1] What’s Working in Guardianship Monitoring, p. 297,

This course was produced by the National Center for State Courts under 2018-V3-GX-K023 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this course are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Module 1
  • Module 1: Overview
  • Module 2
  • Module 2: Inventory & Accounting
  • Module 2: Jerry Scenario
  • Module 3
  • Module 3: Well-Being Reports
  • Module 3: Chiara Scenario (optional)
  • Module 4
  • Module 4: Judicial Response Protocol
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Module 1: Overview, Module 2: Inventory & Accounting, Module 2: Jerry Scenario, Module 3: Well-Being Reports, Module 4: Judicial Response Protocol"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever