The Collins Institute believes that the goal of public policy should be to create Powerful Citizens – fully empowered individuals who, with the right supports and capabilities, can exercise as much control over their own lives as possible. To this end, the Institute will seek to identify the mechanisms required to enable a significant devolution of power both within the State itself and from the State to the citizen, their families and their communities. The Institute is mindful of the changes in mind-set that must accompany any changes in process.