42 U.S. Code § 3058j - State legal assistance development
State legal assistance developmentA State agency shall provide the services of an individual who shall be known as a State legal assistance developer, and the services of other personnel, sufficient to ensure—
State capacity to provide technical assistance, training, and other supportive functions to area agencies on aging, legal assistance providers, ombudsmen, and other persons, as appropriate;
State capacity to promote financial management services to older individuals at risk of conservatorship;
State capacity to assist older individuals in understanding their rights, exercising choices, benefiting from services and opportunities authorized by law, and maintaining the rights of older individuals at risk of guardianship; and
State capacity to improve the quality and quantity of legal services provided to older individuals.