Three images of diverse grandparents raising grandchildren

ABA Center on Children and the Law LogoGenerations United Logo and Website Link ABA Center on Children and the Law

ABA Center on Children and the Law Generations United
images images
images You are here > HOME


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.

We provide:

The Center is a collaboration among the American Bar Association’s Center on Children and the Law, Generations United, and Casey Family Programs.



Need Help?
Are you looking for assistance to help you successfully fulfill your caregiving role? Visit GrandFacts for state specific connections to local supports, resources, programs, and benefit
Latest News
Model Foster Family Licensing Standards
Monday, October 27, 2014

The American Bar Association, Center on Children and the Law,  the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Generations United, and the National Association for Regulatory Administration in partnership developed these first ever family foster home licensing standards to protect children and ease the way for caregivers to become foster parents.

 read more ...

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This practical publication and its summary have a "checklist" of specific policies, programs, and policies that can help state and community policymakers and advocates improve grandfamilies' access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Policy Brief publication. Summary.


State Educational and Health Care Consent Laws
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Using specific examples and language from the states with educational and health care consent laws, these practical publications are designed to give policymakers and advocates the tools they need to pursue similar legislation or amend their existing state laws. read more ...

Grand Resources: A Fact Sheet for Grandparent and Relative Caregivers to Help Access Support
Friday, December 06, 2013

Read the new factsheet for grandfamilies who wish to access TANF created by Generations United with support from the Annie E. Casey foundation.

 read more ...

Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities
Monday, September 30, 2013
Generations United developed Grand Resources: A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities to equip the caregivers with the national resources they need to help their children thrive, now and in the future. read more ...

New Kinship Diversion Paper
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A new report, The Kinship Diversion Debate: Policy and Practice Implications for Children, Families and Child Welfare Agencies, explores different perspectives on the practice of diverting children from child welfare.


Making it Work: Using the Guardianship Assistance Program (GAP)
Thursday, November 01, 2012
This report examines the benefits of Title IV-E GAP and best practices in states implementing GAP based on interviews of state officials. This report also identifies implementation challenges and lessons learned. read more ...

Improving Foster Care Licensing Standards around the United States
Friday, June 01, 2012
Summary and analysis of foster care licensing standards. read more ...

Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families
Friday, June 01, 2012
New Annie E. Casey Foundation report on kinship care. read more ...
images images
Copyright 2014   |  Terms Of Use  |  Privacy Statement
Client login   |