Joint Guardianship Program
of Nassau County AHRC Foundation and the Center for Children, Families and the Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Together, these institutions partnered to address the critical issue of guardianship for families who are in need. Barriers to access are caused by costly legal bills, negative experiences with the criminal justice/legal system, in addition to demanding care giving responsibilities. Due to these issues, families in need may not take the additional steps necessary to obtain an Article 17-A Guardianship safeguarding young adults and adults, who are unable to undertake or communicate personal decisions.
The Partnership. To alleviate procedural and financial challenges, Hofstra Law students under the supervision of practicing attorneys will represent families in AHRC Foundation’s network seeking guardianship of their children. The program is ongoing. Students will assist with consultations, draft and file petitions, attend hearings and other necessary work accompanying a 17-A Guardianship appointment.
Preliminary Information Required:
Families wishing to be considered for this no-cost program should complete the information requested below. To be eligible, families must meet household income requirements.
Priority will be given to applicants who use Advantage Care Health Centers and who have a household income under $50,000.
If you have any questions or require additional information please contact Eileen Rooney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-546-7700 ext. 4205
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