Delaware County Court Visitor Program
Serve as the court’s eyes and ears, by visiting persons under Guardianship to see whether they are receiving suitable protection, care & maintenance. Ensure that all the Ward’s needs are being met. The Court Visitor visits the Ward’s residence, observes living conditions and talks with the Ward about his or her needs. The Court Visitor will also speak to the Guardian and any other agencies such as developmental disability team, mental health team member or caregivers.
Initial training covers the Guardianship process, Ward’s rights, communicating with Wards, what to look for on visits, and identifying community resources. Follow-up training & quarterly meetings are also provided for the Court Visitors. Court staff will be available to assist in all steps of the process.