Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Lilia G. Judson, Esq.
Executive Director

David J. Remondini, Esq.
Chief Deputy Executive Director

Pho: 317-232-2542
Fax: 317-233-6586

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State Court Administration > Programs & Projects > Adult Guardianship Adult Guardianship

In 2013, the Indiana General Assembly provided funding to establish the Adult Guardianship Office under the Indiana Supreme Court's Division of State Court Administration. 

This office

  • serves as a resource for courts and general public on all issues related to adult guardianship
  • administers grant funding to increase the number of volunteer-based guardianship programs throughout the state

Last year, more than $300,000 in grant funding was awarded to eight volunteer-based guardianship programs, serving fourteen counties.  These programs serve more than 300 vulnerable and incapacitated adults in Indiana who are unable to make personal and financial decisions regarding their care. 

The Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force is a multidisciplinary work group of public and private key stakeholders and advocates convened to examine the public policy and service delivery issues and needs related to adult guardianship in Indiana.  Read the February 2012 report »

Online Guardianship Registry

The Adult Guardianship Office is also involved in developing an online guardianship registry that is expected to be piloted in several counties in the spring of 2014, with an expected statewide rollout to occur later in the year. 

The registry will

  • provide useful and timely information to the public on the current status of guardianships throughout the state 
  • be a vital tool for hospitals, banks, law enforcement, mental health facilities, government agencies, and other service providers who are often placed in emergency situations where knowing whether someone is under a guardianship and who needs to be contacted is critical
  • be an important tool for courts, tracking the number and types of guardianships filed in each jurisdiction

For more information on the Adult Guardianship Office, contact

Erica Costello, Staff Attorney
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-5562
erica.costello@courts.IN.gov

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