June 11, 2013 — The National Guardianship Network announced today that it has awarded an incentive grant to the state of Utah to create a consensus-based Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS). Utah’s is one of four state court systems to receive funding and technical assistance to boost adult guardianship efforts.
According to NGN’s release, the Utah grant will be used to “organize a statewide summit to explore, propose, and implement solutions to three endemic guardianship problems. Based on the experience from this initial project, WINGS will draft a charge for ongoing work as a standing committee of the Utah Judicial Council.”
The release also references the 2011 Guardianship Summit hosted by the College of Law: “The creation and sustainability of state WINGS groups was a key recommendation of the 2011 Third National Guardianship Summit convened by NGN at the S.J. Quinney College of Law of the University of Utah. For Summit Standards and Recommendations, as well as 10 background papers, see the Utah Law Review, Vol. 2012, No. 3.”