The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center serves as a national legal resource in support of grandfamilies within and outside the child welfare system. Our goals are to:

  • educate individuals about state laws, legislation and policy in support of grandfamilies
  • assist interested policymakers, advocates, caregivers, and attorneys in exploring policy options to support relatives and the children in their care
  • provide technical assistance and training

The Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center is a collaboration among: 
 

Grandmother and Grandson

The American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law     

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world with nearly 400,000 members. The ABA Center on Children and the Law improves children’s lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy by focusing on child abuse and neglect, child welfare and protective services system enhancement, family preservation, adolescent health and other child protective legal issues.

 

ABA Center on Children and the Law's contact for the Resource Center is Heidi Redlich Epstein, JD, MSW
 

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Grandmother and Child

 

Generations United    

Generations United is a national membership organization focused solely on improving the lives of children, youth, and older people through intergenerational collaboration, public policies, and programs. For almost twenty years, Generations United's National Center on Grandfamilies has been at the forefront of national efforts to support grandfamilies through federal and state legislative testimony and briefings, publications, training, and technical assistance.
 

Generations United's contact for the Resource Center is Ana Beltran, JD

 

 

 

Grandmother and Baby

 

Casey Family Programs  

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Founded in 1966, Casey Family Programs works to provide and improve ─ and ultimately prevent the need for ─ foster care in the United States. The foundation was established by United Parcel Service founder Jim Casey.