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Nevada sets up guardianship abuse hotline

Anyone encouraged to call, report abuse
Posted: 10:27 AM, Mar 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-21 21:56:33Z

Nevada's highest court established the Guardianship Compliance Office after a years-long Contact 13 Investigation uncovered corruption in the system that is supposed to protect our most vulnerable residents. 

The Guardianship Compliance Office now has a toll-free fraud hotline (833) 421-7711 to report concerns about exploitation.  

The Nevada Supreme Court issued the following information for more details:

The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has established a toll-free guardianship fraud hotline at (833) 421-7711.

The number will connect concerned Nevadan with a team of professionals who will review case files and evaluate the information in the file using investigation techniques and financials tools. The goal of the professionals in the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office is to help the courts protect Nevada’s vulnerable citizens.

Anyone is encouraged to call the hotline if they suspect someone of misusing a protected person’s finances or guardianship assets.

Detailed information about the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office can be found online .

Legislation creating the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office took effect January 1, 2018. The Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts proposed seven major reforms, including the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office, resulting in five bills approved in the Legislature and signed by Governor Brian Sandoval.

Creation of the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office, a Guardianship Bill of Rights, and mandatory appointment of legal counsel for persons in need of protection were all enacted by legislation.

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