Policy Advocacy Brief
Issue Statement/Executive Summary
While guardianship is an important option for people with significant cognitive challenges and high support needs, the process is burdensome, expensive, and most importantly restricts the civil liberties of individuals. Together, we must modernize Minnesota’s guardianship statute and invest in Supported Decision-Making to protect the fundamental rights of the person, increase self-determination, and improve life outcomes.
Ely, A., Johnson, M., Mueller, B., & Steckelberg, T. (2020). Modernizing Minnesota's guardianship statute: Moving away from guardianship to supported decision-making. MSW Program Policy Briefs, Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/msw-student-policy-advocacy-briefs/24