The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has sponsored the establishment of Guardianship Monitoring Programs (GMP) in courts throughout the United States. The GMP for Snohomish County became operational on May 1, 2000. The Guardianship Monitoring Program is staffed solely with volunteers, who cannot give legal advice. Responsibilities of the GMP include:
To research the Official Court files of guardianships referred to as being delinquent.
To determine the nature of the delinquency and to contact the Guardian(s), and/or the attorney, if not withdrawn, and/or the bonding company if bond has been filed, to advise of the delinquency and make arrangements for the delinquent filings to be made.
To review forms submitted following a delinquency for adequacy and also to review accountings and periodic status reports which are not delinquent upon request of the Court.