The Mission of the Colorado OPG is to provide guardianship services for indigent and incapacitated adults, within the targeted judicial district, when other guardianship possibilities and exhausted. If Colorado adults lack willing and appropriate family or friends, resources to compensate a private guardian, and access to public service organizations that offer guardianship, the Colorado OPG Pilot Program provides guardianship services to secure the health and safety of these individuals while safeguarding their individual rights and preserving their independence wherever possible.
VALUE STATEMENTS OF THE COLORADO OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP
Dignity: At-risk adults are treated with individual dignity and respect.
Self-determination: The concerns and decisions of at-risk adults are, to the greatest extent possible, considered with the assistance to regain or develop capacities and participate in supported decision-making and person-centered planning.
Access and Quality: At-risk adults should receive timely access to appropriate services, consistent with best practice, to ensure personal safety and well-being.
Collaboration: The Colorado OPG actively seeks collaborative relationships with governmental and community stakeholders to maximize resources and support continuous improvement of policies and processes.
Accountability and Transparency: Outcomes of the Colorado OPG are defined, documented and made available to the Colorado General Assembly and the public, as required by statute, accurately and on a timely basis.
VISION STATEMENT THE COLORADO OFFICE OF PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP
The Colorado OPG will serve at-risk adults, within the targeted judicial district, with dignity and collaborate with stakeholders to assist in ensuring individuals receive appropriate public guardianship services. The Colorado OPG Pilot Program will educate stakeholders of the value and dignity of at-risk adults to consistently implement least restrictive alternatives and supportive decision-making to ensure the appropriate level of public guardianship is tailored on an individual basis.