The mission of the Center for Guardianship Certification is to enhance the quality of guardianship services by providing examination and certification of guardians and fiduciaries.
PurposeThe purpose of the Center for Guardianship Certification is:
A. To develop and administer a credentialing process for guardians and guardianship agencies.
Vision StatementEvery professional guardian will obtain and maintain CGC certification.
National Guardianship Network Requests Proposals for Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS)
In 2011, the Third National Guardianship Summit recommended that states create Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS) to advance adult guardianship reform.
With support from the State Justice Institute and the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging, the National Guardianship Network (NGN) has invited the chief justice and state court administrator of each state to partner with community entities in establishing and maintaining such ongoing interdisciplinary problem-solving stakeholder networks.
A total of four states each will receive a $7,000 incentive grant plus technical assistance from NGN experts to develop a WINGS group. Experience in these four demonstration states will be used to promote ongoing WINGS groups in other jurisdictions, and the selected states will gain high visibility nationally.
Applications are due by Thursday January 31, 2013. The court must partner with the State Unit on Aging under the Older Americans Act, the state Adult Protective Services office, and the federally-mandated state Protection & Advocacy agency or state Council on Developmental Disabilities. Applications that also include additional stakeholders will be favorably rated.
Click here to see an example of the individualized cover letter and attached Request for Proposals sent to each chief justice and state court administrator. (The example is for New York, but each chief justice and state court administrator received the same personalized letter in hard copy, and it will be posted online on judicial sites as well.)
Now is the time for state units on aging, APS, Protection and Advocacy Agencies, bar associations, state guardianship associations, long-term care ombudsman programs and others to approach the court about partnering to establish WINGS in your state. Such partnerships will be the real engine driving reform.