Office of Public Guardian 2021 Annual Report Released by Nebraska Judicial Branch

Office of Public Guardian 2021 Annual Report Released by Nebraska Judicial Branch

Friday, January 14, 2022
OPG Annual Report

The Office of Public Guardian has issued their 2021 annual report, outlining information about the individuals served and programs hosted through the Nebraska Judicial Branch. 

In addition to the specific data regarding the number of wards, types of guardianship/conservatorship cases, the capacity of the Office to serve, and the status of waiting lists, readers will find stories and observations by Associate Public Guardians serving wards and protected persons throughout the state. Through the observations, the report strives to give voice to the experiences of some of Nebraska’s most vulnerable people through the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as highlight the advocacy efforts and strides made to encourage quality of life for protected persons.

Despite the ongoing difficulties of the pandemic across the span of several years, it is evident that the oversight and commitment to the care of these individuals have continued to yield positive results. As a direct result of Associate Public Guardian oversight and advocacy, wards have received testing, the appropriate level of care and monitoring, have qualified for experimental treatment, and have been hospitalized when needed. Lives have been saved.

The full report is found on the Judicial Branch Website: 


News Reporters:

Nebraska Revised Statute §30-4111 requires the Nebraska Office of Public Guardian to report to the Chief Justice and the Legislature on or before January 1st of each year. This is the seventh report by the OPG providing updated, annual information covering November 1, 2020, through October 31, 2021.