The Catherine Falk Organization’s mission is to promote the civil and Constitutional rights of the vulnerable elderly and disabled citizens who are falling into the abusive, exploitive conundrum called “guardianship.” Guardianship laws impact the lives of families Nationwide. Abuse, exploitation and neglect of the disabled and elderly in unnecessary conservatorships and guardianships has become epidemic, but the victims are many. The ward and their families suffer horribly by cruel acts of isolation from loved ones, which almost always constitute illegal retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as a host of State and Federal laws.Wards have the same Constitutional Rights as other individuals and any law which purports to deny the disabled equal protection of the law and Bill of Rights is discrimination based upon disability–illegal. The guardianship industry has simply gotten out of control to where it harms, rather than protects-more often than not. Apathy and ambivalence perpetuates the abuse neglect and exploitation. For this reason, the Peter Falk Bill hopes to put barriers in place against abuse, neglect, exploitation by prohibiting guardians from isolating their wards from family without a Court Order after the individual seeking access to their loved one–is granted full due process rights. It also respects the ward’s rights. The Bill’s purpose is to put teeth back into the law, and mandate respect for the Constitutional rights of all Americans. Few scenarios justify the abusive, cruel isolation so often seen in guardianship, but it is the rule rather than the exception. Our mission is to stop this despicable practice by mandating compliance with Federal and State law. We encourage and invite you to join us to change this travesty of justice wrought upon families. The weak and defenseless in our society are depending upon us to be their voice. Will you?