State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Division of Office of Public Advocacy

Alaska Department of Administration, Office of Public Advocacy
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Office of Public Advocacy

Mission Statement

COVID-19 Public Health Notice:

Due to the Covid19 virus, until further notice the Public Guardians will not be doing any face to face visits with any clients living in any type of group home facilities including assisted living homes, nursing home, or group homes. This decision is being made so that we do not inadvertently introduce the virus into a home that houses the most susceptible individuals. If there is an emergency situation that requires an in person response please contact the Public Guardian Supervisor, Beth Goldstein.

Our new lobby hours are from 3:30pm - 4:30pm daily.

The Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) provides legal advocacy and guardianship services to vulnerable Alaskans. With offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Kenai, Palmer, and Bethel, OPA advocates for abused and neglected children in protective proceedings, provides public guardianship for incapacitated adults, advocacy for victims of elder fraud, attorney services for respondents in adult guardianship proceedings, for parents in child in need of aid cases, and conflict criminal cases received from the Public Defender Agency.

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