Doctoral Dissertation Proposes Conservatorship Reforms

Barbara Imle, member of the board of trustees of Spectrum Institute, submitted her doctoral dissertation on December 13, 2022. It is titled “‘The Call is Coming from Inside the House:’ Tracing Experiences in the Institutionally-Centered Process of Establishing Limited Conservatorships in California.” Imle is scheduled to receive a Ph.D. degree in Sociology from Portland State University in March 2023. The dissertation’s findings and recommendations are based on observations of 93 limited conservatorship proceedings, interviews of 16 individuals and professionals with experience in the conservatorship process or reform efforts, a survey of California’s 21 regional centers, and a review of policy reports […]

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