NCGA was founded in 1997 as a private, non-profit corporation through the Training, Certification and Technical Assistance Project, the Arc of North Carolina's LIFEguardianship. The development of NCGA was facilitated by consumers, family-member guardians, volunteers, public and private agency personnel, attorneys, and Clerks of Superior Court.
NCGA mission and purposes:
To establish and promote a statewide standard of excellence in guardianship by:
Providing information, education, and training to families, consumers, professionals and other organizations.
Providing statewide networking with organizations interested in uniform standards of excellence in guardianship, and act as an intermediary with the National Guardianship Association.
Promoting the use of the least restrictive alternatives to guardianship in order to preserve self-determination for all individuals.
Advocating for guardianship legislation at the state and federal levels that address the mission and values of the Association.
Working to protect the rights and dignity of people under guardianship.