Maine Guardianship Alternatives Project


thank you
Many thanks to the various stakeholders and individuals involved in Maine's Guardianship Project for your passion and commitment to preserving the rights of adults in Maine.  Especially those involved in the Alternatives, PA and Legal task forces who worked very hard to create real system changes!  Thank you!

Probate Judges, staff and Court Visitors from Lincoln and Cumberland counties, Maine Office of Attorney General, Legal Services for the Elderly, Disability Rights Center, Speaking Up For Us of Maine, Developmental Disabilities Council, clinicians and caseworkers of DHHS and Maine Parent Federation.

Project Staff
Vanessa Pelzer Bell, Project Director, Muskie School of Public Service 
Karen Elliott, Director, Adult Protective Services, DHHS Office of Elder Services
Jane Gallivan, Director, Office of Adults with Cognitive & Physical Disability Services

Product Development
Larry Ullian, Senior Research Associate, Muskie School of Public Service
Taryn Bowe, Writing Consultant

Technical Developer
Rachel Frost, Senior Technology Trainer, Muskie School of Public Service

This tutorial was developed under CA-AD-06-213, a cooperative agreement between the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. This cooperative agreement was funded under grant CFDA 93.779 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The contents and opinions expressed in this tutorial are the authors’ and no endorsement by the University of Southern Maine or the funding sources is intended or should be inferred.

Please note that this tutorial is not intended as legal advice, particularly since the laws change from time to time and because there might be other factors involved which go beyond the scope of this tutorial. If you have any questions about how the law applies to a specific situation, you should consult a lawyer or Register of Probate. Photographs include models and are used for illustrative purposes only.

A joint publication of the Office of Elder Services and Office of Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disabilities Services within Maine's Department of Health and Human Services.

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