Investigative Workers

To respond to and improve the handling of Yurok Guardianship cases in the Yurok Tribal Court

  • Adult Guardianships were established to further the cultural mandate to care for our elders and vulnerable adults
  • Family Law Guardianships may be granted when it is necessary or convenient and in the best interest of a Yurok child
  • Court Investigative Workers provide direct support and referrals for appropriate services to Family Law & Adult Guardianship cases
  • Families are given an initial home visit and seen at least every six months
  • Emergency services may be available such as food, clothing, shelter, and transportation services for families in tribal court who are at imminent risk of harm or neglect