Building on an existing Alabama Interagency Council for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts will establish a WINGS partnership to address issues such as lack of training for guardians and guardians ad litem, lack of persons willing to serve as guardians, inadequate use of limited guardianship, and need for data systems tracking cases. https://alabamawings.alacourt.gov/. Contact Bob Maddox.
Building on an Elder Task Force created in 2014 by the former Chief Justice, the Alaska Supreme Court will establish a WINGS partnership to address issues such as need for improved monitoring, data collection, and education of guardians and conservators. http://www.courts.alaska.gov/shc/guardian-conservator/wings.htm. Contact Stacey Marz and Lisa Wawrzonek.
Seeking to coordinate efforts of many existing entities addressing guardianship issues, including a work group established by the Chief Justice, the Florida Supreme Court will conduct an issues survey, convene stakeholders, and draw from the experience and findings of the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice. Florida WINGS is now convened by the Stetson University College of Law. https://www.stetson.edu/law/wings/. Contact Rebecca Morgan.
Building on an existing interdisciplinary judicial Guardianship and Conservatorship Committee, the Supreme Court will evaluate and expand the Committee’s efforts as a WINGS, focusing especially on court monitoring and supported decision-making. Contact Taunya Jones.
The Indiana Adult Guardianship State Task Force, which has engaged in guardianship reform since 2008, became a WINGS in 2015. Under the ACL grant, the Indiana Supreme Court will continue, evaluate and expand the WINGS/Task Force strategies. Additionally, the Indiana WINGS/Task Force will serve as a “Focus WINGS” to devote an intensive, targeted effort in supported decision-making. Contact Erica Costello.
With the experience of the Oregon WINGS launched in 2013, the Oregon Judicial Department will bolster coordination and support for the earlier efforts. Additionally, Oregon WINGS will serve as a “Focus WINGS” with an intensive, targeted strategy of “mapping” the state’s practices and gaps concerning less restrictive options and decision-making supports. http://wingsoregon.org/. Contact Bryan Marsh.
With the experience of the Utah WINGS launched in 2013, the Administrative Office of the Courts will reinforce and stabilize the earlier efforts. Additionally, Utah WINGS will serve as a “Focus WINGS” with intensive, targeted strategies addressing use of limited guardianship, and court oversight to reduce guardian abuse, neglect and exploitation. https://www.utcourts.gov/utc/wings/ ; https://www.utcourts.gov/gramp/wings/. Contact Shonna Thomas.