Evaluating Mediation as a Means of Resolving Adult Guardianship Cases


This report describes an adult guardianship mediation study carried out in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma by The Center for Social Gerontology. The study begins with a history and background and is followed by a detailed description of the study’s methodology. Guardianship programs at the four sites are examined, and a summary of results of a survey of participants in two counties. Among the conclusions drawn from the study are that mediation is successful when used, there is a limited scope of guardianship programs, and that there is structural and organizational instability.  Study made possible in part with funding from the State Justice Institute. 145 pages. October 2001. To order, print and fill out an order form from our Publications Page, or call TCSG at (734) 665-1126. TCSG accepts checks and money orders only.