Our Guardianship Program
The focus of a guardianship is always for the best interest of the person needing care. Although this often means providing advice and counsel to a family member seeking guardianship of a parent. A Guardianship can also involve friends or relatives who suffer from a mental illness or disability. The purpose of a guardianship is to protect an incapacitated person from abuse, neglect or exploitation. Also, a guardianship may be necessary to keep a loved one safe or find appropriate placement in available housing. The guardianship referral form available by the above link is filed with the county court to initiate the need for a guardian for an individual found in the county.
Effective June 01, 2018, prior to being appointed Guardian, you must:
- Apply to register online with the JBCC certification, registration & licensing system using the button below.
- After completing and submitting the guardianship registration information to the JBCC, complete the Guardianship Training Module.
- All persons applying for appointment as guardian are subject to a criminal history background check by the JBCC.
- Attorneys, certified guardians, and corporate fiduciaries are not required to have a criminal history background check conducted or complete the guardianship training module.
- All information contained in the Guardianship Registration is confidential and is not searchable by the public.
A Texas Guide to Adult Guardianship ~ helpful information regarding the guardianship process and the role and responsibilities of a Guardian: