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Office of Guardianship

The Developmental Disabilities Council’s (DDC) Office of Guardianship (OOG) is a statewide publicly funded program for New Mexican adults who need a Guardian, are income eligible, and are alleged to be incapacitated.

OOG Services Include:

  • Educating the public about least restrictive alternatives and guardianship;
  • One-time legal services to request the State District Court to appoint a Family or Professional Guardian for income eligible adults;
  • Providing Professional Guardians to Protected Persons who do not have family or natural supports who are able to become the Guardian;
  • Providing Mental Health Treatment Guardians;
  • Recruiting and contracting with Professional Guardians, Attorneys, and Court Visitors; and
  • Responding to and investigating complaints against Professional Guardians contracted with DDPC.