This damning report from Orange County, FL Auditor Phil Diamond at https://www.occompt.com/download/Audit%20Reports/rpt489_2.pdf is a shocking indictment of the entire guardianship apparatus in just one county (of 67!!) in Florida.
Imagine what the massive rest of the state looks like!
Every single aspect of the system that is supposed to track cases and prevent abuse is dysfunctional. Every intended check and balance is broken. The entire system relies on low level, poorly trained, unsupervised and poorly paid assistants to sort through massive amounts of paperwork in every guardianship that decides the fate of thousands of Wards every day. Their reports are all that the court ever gets on existing cases and more often than not, the information is wrong, missing, incomplete or just fictional falsifications from the guardians who know they will never be called to task for their lies and acts of commission and omission.
This is a disgrace and a scandal.
We DEMAND that Governor Ron DeSantis immediately assemble an investigative Commission on Florida Guardianship which includes families and victims who have experienced the abuses that emanate from this fatally broken system report to the Governor within one year with recommendations and legislation to fix this scandalous crisis and finall protect the citizens of Florida.