WINGS Collaborative Group (About Us)

About Florida’s WINGS Collaborative Group

Florida guardianship stakeholders, working with the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and the National Center for State Courts, convened a collaborative group to accomplish guardianship reform through court-stakeholder partnerships. This collaborative group is known as WINGS – Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders.

Between June 2017 and June 2018, Florida’s WINGS collaborative group will develop a strategic plan for guardianship reform in Florida.

States with WINGS programs have produced valuable resources, enhanced court oversight, and supported less restrictive options; building stronger communication paths between stakeholders and reducing silos among entities serving the same populations.

Most state WINGS reform efforts focus on:

  • The initial consideration of less restrictive options prior to imposing guardianship;
  • Procedural due process safeguards;
  • A functional determination of an adult’s abilities and need for support;
  • The use of limited orders;
  • Solid court oversight; and
  • Collection and maintenance of data.

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