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January 23, 2023



WINGS State Replication GuideThis replication guide is a resource for states seeking to establish or enhance such a collaborative network as a “Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders,” or WINGS. 

Assessment of the Impact and Efficacy of Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) (June 2015 Report)To strengthen the work of WINGS and increase the number of states benefitting from effective WINGS, the National Center for State Courts conducted an assessment of the efficacy and impact of the four WINGS receiving 2013 start-up funds from the State Justice Institute and the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging (NY, OR, TX, UT), and the first three states that had independently similar consensus-building groups (IN, MO, OH).


National Guardianship Network Website
The National Guardianship Network coordinated efforts to launch and support the first wave of states creating WINGS.  The NGN website highlights additional resources, and profiles 17 state WINGS.

Adult Guardianship Websites

Technical Assistance

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging provides technical assistance to new and existing WINGS, and states interested in developing a WINGS group. 

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  • "What is WINGS" Video
    The National Guardianship Network (NGN) developed a video, “What is WINGS,” narrated by District of Columbia Chief Judge Eric Washington, to introduce the WINGS concept to courts and stakeholders. The five-minute video is a lead-in to the NGN Replication Guide for WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders). 

Chief Judge Washington - WINGS Video from NCSC on Vimeo.

  • Reforming Adult Guardianship Through WINGS Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) are ongoing court-stakeholder partnerships to drive changes in guardianship policy and practice, promote less restrictive options , and address guardianship abuse.  Under the leadership of the court, WINGS bring together a multidisciplinary array of stakeholders from diverse agencies to prioritize key issues and work collectively toward their resolution.  In 2016, the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, with the National Center for State Courts, received an Elder Justice Innovation Grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living (ACL) to establish, expand, and enhance state WINGS.  In this webinar, a panel of representatives from the ABA Commission and state WINGS showcase their work and direct participants to resources and promising strategies. (July 2019)

This web page is supported, in part, by a grant No. 90EJIG0007-01-00  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 conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions do not necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living or DHHS policy.

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