The Washoe County Public Guardian (WCPG) serves as guardian, by court appointment, for vulnerable adults aged 18 or older who are unable to manage their personal and/or financial affairs. WCPG coordinates provision of services; provides informed consents; and protects, preserves, and manages the assets of our protected persons.
If you are looking for assistance in filing a petition for guardianship of a loved one or friend, please see "Second Judicial District Court Self Help Center" under our Helpful Links section.
WCPG also offers periodic Family Guardianship Training for those who may be interested in learning more about the responsibilities of a guardian. For more information, please look at our Guardianship Training section.
Guardianship is not an immediate emergency intervention. If you have any suspicions of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please report to one of the following agencies:
Nevada Division for Aging Services/Elder Protective Services
Reno Police Department
Sparks Police Department
Washoe County Sheriff's Department