DRW Testimony on AB 786 – Creating a Guardian Training Requirement

Wisconsin State Capitol

The Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Assembly Bill 786 – Creating a Guardian Training Requirement. This bill would create a modest requirement that volunteer and noncorporate guardians receive basic training in the areas in which they will be expected to exercise decision-making prior to accepting appointment. As the Protection and Advocacy agency for people with disabilities, we are frequently contacted about conflicts between wards and guardians. Based on that experience, there is a need for training of guardians prior to them assuming their responsibilities. DRW shared our perspective with testimony at the Assembly public hearing.