WINGS Court-Stakeholder Partnerships

Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) - a project to support court-led partnerships in states to drive changes in guardianship policy and practice.

WINGS Funding Awards

With support from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in 2017 made seven awards of funding and technical assistance to state courts to establish or expand innovative, consensus-driven Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS). By combining the efforts of all stakeholders into WINGS, states can engage in joint problem-solving and collaboratively drive changes affecting guardianship policy and practice.

  • Four states  received $20,000 to establish new WINGS partnerships: Alabama Administrative Office of the Courts; Alaska Court System; Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator; Idaho Supreme Court 
  • Three states with existing WINGS  received $30,000 to expand and make targeted reforms: Indiana Supreme Court; Oregon Judicial Department; Utah Administrative Office of the Courts

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What are WINGS?

  • State WINGS are ongoing court-stakeholder partnerships that drive changes affecting guardianship policy and practice through planning and action.
  • WINGS can galvanize change through “collective impact”– by coordinating actions of organizations with the same goals. Reinforcing each other’s efforts is a win-win. 
  • WINGS bring stakeholders to the table for joint problem-solving and action–and to open doors to communication.

Learn More About State Wings

This web page is supported, in part, by a grant No.  0EJIG0007-01-00  from the  Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and  onclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living or DHHS policy.