The Public Guardian Section of the Office of Public Advocacy provides guardianship and conservatorship services for individuals who are found by the court to be in need of a protective order. OPA is appointed as guardian or conservator for an individual only if a family member, friend, or private entity is not able to do so. OPA employs staff public guardians in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, and Juneau. Public guardians in these areas assist wards living in communities around the state.
For more information regarding our family guardianship and conservatorship program, please visit the Family Guardian portion of this website.