SAVO (Special Advocates for Vulnerable Oregonians )
has been launched
as a first-ever, full-scale Multnomah County volunteerguardianship monitoring and assistance program. Elders in Action has been a supporter of the program since its inception.
|SAVO’S Misson is to Assist the Court in Protecting Vulnerable Oregonians
The mission will be to assist the court in protecting vulnerable Oregonians by usingtrained and supervised volunteers to monitor the guardianship proceedings toreduce the potential for abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
SAVO Volunteer Monitors will provide an independent source of information to the court. Volunteer Monitors undergo training in effective guardianship monitoring from experienced trainers in the field of gerontology, elder law and disability services. Training topics include the nature of guardianship cases and recognizing abuse, neglect and exploitation. Once assigned a case, volunteer monitors will flag potential problems through review of reports and personal visits with protected persons. Concerns will then be forwarded to the Probate Court for follow-up action.
SAVO is looking for volunteers who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of adults who are vulnerable to neglect, abuse and exploitation. If you are interested in helping this Elders in Action partner, click here to fill out the form and you’ll be contact by one of their staff members.