Limited Conservatorship Reform in California

Roundtable Conference One:
Three Case Studies Provide an Overview

 Pre-Conference Report
    Main Report
    Appendix: Areas Needing Improvement
    Appendix: Typical Scenario of Assembly Line Justice
    Appendix: A Paradigm Shift to Trauma-Informed Justice

 Agenda for Conferences
     May 9 - Three Case Studies
     June 20 - Voting Rights
     PVP Reform
     Capacity Assessments

 Background Papers
     Lanterman Act Rights
     Searching Court Records
     Probate Investigation Defects
     Self Help Clinics
     PVP Trainings -- Part I
     PVP Trainings -- Part II
     Voting Rights
     Expanding the Role of the Regional Center
     Legal Principles on Social Rights
     Social Rights Advocacy

Date:     May 9, 2014

  Time:    9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  Place:    The Olympic Collection
               11301 Olympic Blvd.
               Los Angeles, CA 90025
               By Invitation Only


Participants at Conference One will focus on three case studies, each of which highlights various problems with the Limited Conservatorship System in California. 

Three other conferences are planned for June, July, and August. A Post-Conference Report, with recommendations, will be published later in the fall.  It will be distributed to government officials as well as to advocacy groups for people with disabilities.

A Special Report on Limited Conservatorships
(Full Set of Conference Materials)

Sponsored by Spectrum Institute

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