Minnesota Guardianship & Conservatorship Court Case Data 2012-2016

The Minnesota Judicial Branch recently released an awesome new interactive dashboard using Tableau software, which allows the user to track case data for the years 2012 – 2016.  The source for the underlying information is the Annual Reports of the Judicial Branch (2012-2016).  The user can sort by major case type, judicial district, county and dates.  The Minnesota Judicial Branch interactive data dashboard can be found here.

It provides some interesting insight into guardianship and conservatorship case filings, in terms of numbers and in terms of the counties and judicial districts that are seeing more (or less) guardianship filings. With the coming “silver tsunami”, I anticipate that the number of annula guardianship and conservatorship filings will increase.  Although, this could be tempered a bit with the push toward person-centered alternatives to guardianship.

The number of guardianship/conservatorship cases filed in Minnesota for 2012 – 2016 was 13,570, broken down as follows:

  • 2012: 2,718
  • 2013: 2,704
  • 2014: 2,620
  • 2015: 2,797
  • 2016: 2,731

The number of guardianship/conservatorship cases filed in Hennepin County for 2012 – 2016 was 2,664, broken down as follows:

  • 2012: 550
  • 2013: 590
  • 2014: 525
  • 2015: 503
  • 2016: 496

The number of guardianship/conservatorship cases filed in Ramsey County for 2012 – 2016 was 1,041, broken down as follows:

  • 2012: 220
  • 2013: 203
  • 2014: 196
  • 2015: 228
  • 2016: 194

The number of guardianship/conservatorship cases filed in Dakota County for 2012 – 2016 was 1,078, broken down as follows:

  • 2012: 192
  • 2013: 208
  • 2014: 246
  • 2015: 214
  • 2016: 218

This is great information to have.  Let’s hope the Minnesota Judicial Branch continues to keep this dashboard currrent.

Guardianship and Conservatorship Responsibilities in Minnesota

Wondering what is involved in being a Guardian and/or Conservator for someone in Minnesota?  Check out the Guardianship and Conservatorship video created for the 4th Judicial District (this is required viewing to be a guardian or conservator in Hennepin County):

 

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