Welcome to the National Guardianship Network

The National Guardianship Network is a collaborative group of national organizations dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice. First convened in 2002, the National Guardianship Network has played a leadership role in advancing guardianship standards, best practices, and education.

What's New

National Guardianship Association (NGA) Job Listing

NGA is currently hiring for their Director of State Affairs position. (February 16, 2017)

DHS Aging Services Staff Member Receives National Award for Safeguarding Older Georgians
The National College of Probate Judges (NCPJ) awarded Carleton F. Coleman with its 2017 Judge Isabella Horton Grant Guardianship Award. The NCPJ honor recognizes demonstrated leaders in the field of guardianship for adults and/or minors. (February 1, 2017)

Grant Opportunity to Establish and Enhance WINGS Guardianship State Court-Stakeholder Partnerships
Under an Elder Justice Innovation Grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living, the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, with the National Center for State Courts, has released a Request for Proposals to the highest court in each state to establish, expand and enhance state Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS).  

This funding opportunity offers state courts up to $20,000 to establish, enhance or expand WINGS (with special provision for up to $30,000 for selected states with an intensive focus).  In addition to funding, successful applicants will receive extensive expert technical assistance including help with strategic planning, outcome measurement, and data collection, as well as opportunities for information-sharing with other state WINGS.  

The proposal deadline is February 28, 2017.  See the court application materials at the ABA Commission on Law and Aging website at Request for Proposals; or the NCSC Center for Elders and the Courts website. (January 13, 2017)

National Guardianship Network Names State Courts for Guardianship Improvement WINGS Awards
The National Guardianship Network (NGN) is pleased to announce five new awards of seed monies and technical assistance to states to create innovative, consensus-driven Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS). See press release. (March 18, 2015)

Administrative Conference of the United States Releases Report
Read the report, SSA Representative Payee: Survey of State Guardianship Laws and Court Practices. (January 13, 2015)

International Resource Library on Adult Guardianship Now Available

If you were able to attend the World Congress on Adult Guardianship, you had the opportunity to participate in an international gathering of people committed to promoting outstanding guardianship standards. If you were unable to attend, you now have access to international information and resources from Congress presenters and participants. Please visit the library, share the link and take advantage of the wealth of information housed there. You will find the library, along with selected materials at the World Congress website. (August 27, 2014)

National Association for Court Management Releases Adult Guardianship Guide
Learn more in this guide to plan, develop and sustain a comprehensive court guardianship and conservatorship program. (August 27, 2014)