Spectrum Institute

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Report Calls for Greater Accountability and More Consistency in Conservatorship Defense Services

After studying conservatorship legal defense providers in all 58 counties in California, a new report from Spectrum Institute has found that inadequate funding, high caseloads, a lack of performance standards, and an absence of quality assurance controls are contributing to deficient legal services for indigent adults with mental and developmental disabilities.   The report recommends a variety of remedial actions by state officials and agencies. It also calls on civil grand juries in all counties throughout the state to investigate these deficiencies. Some 70,000 adults in California are living in probate conservatorships. About 5,000 new petitions are filed annually. Some are […]

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