The Spokane County Superior Court Guardianship Monitoring Program recruits and trains volunteers to assist in monitoring guardianship/conservatorship or trust cases. Volunteers are needed as records researchers and financial auditors to serve as the eyes and ears of the court to help detect or prevent abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable individuals. Volunteers must be 21 years of age or older. Training and supervision are provided.
The records researchers research court files to verify that court-ordered documents and reports have been filed and update addresses and phone numbers of the vulnerable individuals and their guardian/conservator/trustee.
The financial auditors review court-ordered accountings of the vulnerable individual's finances, submitted to the court by the guardian/conservator/trustee, to ensure that the vulnerable individual's finances are being handled properly and in their best interest.