About the Illinois Guardianship Association:
The IGA was established
in 1998 ….
To provide for the exchange of ideas, education, and communication
between groups and individuals interested in providing or furthering
adult guardianship services or alternative protective services to those
in need of such services in Illinois.
To promote a positive image of guardianship as a profession, and to
encourage the development of the highest standards for guardians and
To advocate for appropriate services for persons with developmental
disabilities or mental illness, persons who are elderly and have age
related disabilities, and others who may be at risk and require adult
To promote public policies and encourage the promulgation of legislation
and administrative rules that advance the highest standards of
guardianship, advocacy services for persons with disabilities, and
research for guardianship and related services.
To provide training and support to guardians, including but not limited
to training programs that are approved by the National Guardianship
To support public and private guardianship programs that are compatible
with the ideals of the association, promote family participation in
adult guardianship and adult guardianship programs, and to provide
assistance to the court systems responsible for the administration of
guardianship in Illinois.
To enter into affiliations with other associations, including the
National Guardianship Association, for the purpose of better achieving
mutually agreed upon goals and purposes.