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An Audit Report on the Guardianship Program at the Office of Court Administration

May 2024


The Office of Court Administration (Office) implemented processes to establish and administer the Guardianship Abuse, Fraud, and Exploitation Deterrence Program (Guardianship Program) in compliance with certain requirements within Texas Government Code, Chapter 72. During its guardianship case reviews, the Office identified guardianships that were not in the State’s guardianship database, the Aithent Licensing System (ALiS). However, it did not report that missing information to the appropriate courts. Having complete data in ALiS would help the Office more efficiently monitor guardianships.

The Office is responsible for reviewing the guardianships’ compliance with reporting requirements, and it completed reviews in fiscal years 2022 and 2023. It also submitted required reports to the Legislature. The Office could strengthen its monitoring by following up on issues it has identified during its reviews.