The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission is an executive state
agency created to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities.
These functions are accomplished through three statewide major programmatic
divisions: Office of State Guardian; Legal
Advocacy Service; and Human Rights Authority.
In addition to providing direct services, all three of the Commission's
divisions are active in the formulation and recommendation of state
policy, regulations, and legislation pertaining to the rights of persons
The Commission is bi-partisan and is comprised of nine private citizens
and two legislators appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the Illinois
Senate, for three-year terms. These Commissioners serve in a voluntary
capacity to govern the agency and are chosen for a particular area of
Please visit the rest of our web site to get important information about the work that we do.
Dr. Mary L. Milano
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission