Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Resource for State Policymakers on Helping Grandfamilies

A new national legal resource has been launched- the Grandfamilies State Law and Policy Resource Center. It is designed to provide technical assistance and training to state policymakers and advocates or other interested parties. The Center provides policy options to:

support relatives and the children in their care both within and outside the child welfare system. This resource center consists of:

  • a searchable database of current laws and pending legislation;
  • topical analyses, which include summaries and comparisons of state laws, legislative
  • trends, and practical advocacy and implementation information;
  • powerful personal stories from grandfamilies; and
  • other relevant internet resources.

For policies to support guardianship and prevent placement or safely move children out of foster care.

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