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In 2016, Georgia became the 43 rd state to pass the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA), which helps family caregivers who are legal guardians save time and court costs by making sure specific adult guardianship laws are consistent and honored from state to state. Adult guardianship is a complex web of widely varying practices of multiple stakeholders that are frequently disconnected.  Oftentimes with guardianship advocacy, stakeholders work in “silos” – or convene in groups to advance legislation, and then disassemble soon after enactment.  One way to improve adult guardianship and highlight other options in your state is to have stakeholders work together consistently and collaboratively.  This growing initiative is known as “Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders” (WINGS).
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