Lessons Learned from Landmark Case, “Justice for Jenny”

2014 TASH Regional Conference
Atlanta, GA
September 10, 2014

“Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination” will use the “Justice for Jenny” case as a backdrop to discuss Supported Decision-Making and other alternatives to guardianship. Jenny Hatch’s landmark case is particularly relevant to young adults with disabilities preparing to exit high school. In 2013, a judge rejected a guardianship request from Jenny Hatch’s parents that would have kept her in a group home against her will. Martinis was Jenny’s attorney for the case. Supported Decision-Making can be defined as a set of connections, actions, and plans developed to foster people’s rights to exercise their legal capacity.

Presenter, Jonathan Martinis, was the attorney representing Jenny Hatch.

Jonathan Martinis
Jonathan Martinis

Promoting Self Determined Futures is a one-day TASH regional conference. Its focus is on evidence-based practices in facilitating and supporting self direction as a tool for improved transition processes and results for youth with significant disabilities.

Promoting Self Determined Futures  is co-hosted by the Southeast TACE,  the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability.

To learn more and to register, CLICK HERE.