State WINGS in Action

For a current list of state WINGS in action, see the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, WINGS Court-Stakeholder Partnerships

• Seven states have WINGS funded through the Administration on Community Living grant to the ABA Commission on Law and Aging.  These states are developing strategic plans and measures of success, and engaging in specific objectives concerning guardianship reform, promotion of less restrictive options and addressing guardianship abuse.  

• Nine states were funded through the National Guardianship Network project supported by the State Justice Institute in 2013 and 2015.  Three of these states also received ACL grants in 2016 as “focus WINGS” that have special emphasis on less restrictive options and/or court oversight.  Of the remaining states, a few are currently on hold, and the remainder continue to meet.  

• Additional states have created WINGS partnerships on their own, either at court initiative or outside of the court.  These states vary in their level of activity, but all seek improved lives for individuals subject to or potentially subject to the guardianship system.