A Study on Activation of Citizen Guardians in Aging Society

고령화 사회에 있어 시민후견인의 활성화 방안 -일본의 문제점과 시사점을 중심으로-

  • Received : 2013.01.31
  • Accepted : 2013.04.20
  • Published : 2013.04.28


The adult guardianship system takes effect from July 2013, to protect adults who need protection due to insufficient ability to judge, and help them lead a normal life. It is very important to identify the problems and solutions of the country's through the analysis of Japan that already performs the adult guardianship system, through which there is a need to prepare basis to accomplish the optimal system in advance. It is essential to secure the quality guardians above all, for the successful settlement of the adult guardianship system; the importance of citizen guardians is ever increasing as especially the 'socialization' of the adult guardianship system is supported recently. Therefore, in this study, the trends in the types of the guardians were examined by analyzing the adult guardianship incidents of the Supreme Court of Japan; and the ways to activate the system focused on the citizen guardians.