The Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corporation serves adults with mental and/or physical disabilities as their court-appointed legal guardian when they are incapable of managing some or all of their affairs.

Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corp., was established to act as a substitute decision-maker for those persons who are functionally impaired to the extent that they require the protection of court intervention. Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corp. provides advocacy services by researching all forms of public resources and securing all benefits that the individual is eligible to receive. All of the providers assisting our clients are monitored to ensure the highest quality services are being rendered to those under our protection.

Through the collaboration, with other local agencies and the medical community individualized client care plans, and monitoring, the Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corp. strives to:

  • enhance quality of life,
  • employ substituted judgment, acting as the person would have when making decisions in their best interests
  • protect against abuse, neglect and exploitation, and
  • safeguard and exercise the fundamental civil rights of the people we serve

If you are aware of someone that is in need of protection and services you may contact Fifth Circuit Public Guardian Corp.  or send us a completed Intake and Referral Form for more information regarding making a referral and/or discussing the possible alternatives.


Download Intake and Referral Form