Kinship Policy Documents

The New York State Kinship Navigator provides information, referral and assistance to not only kinship caregivers in New York State, but professionals working with kinship caregivers as well. Policy initiatives are focused on access to financial assistance, ensuring adequate funding for kinship programs, and access to legal assistance and options for legal designations that provide support, authority and recognition to kinship caregivers.

Kinship Care 2020 Legislative Agenda

Casey bill would aid grandparents raising grandkids amid opioid epidemic

Schuyler Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

A Family Right to Care: Charting Legal Obstacles


Kinship Care 2020 Legislative Agenda

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the 2015 Human Services Joint Legislative Budget Hearing

Disrupt Disparities: Kinship Care in Crisis

Memo in Support of Using the Word “Kinship” in Federal Legislation

KinCare Coalition Executive Overview 2020

Estimated NYS Kinship Children 2017-2018

Non-Parent Caregiver Cases October 2020

The Opioid Crisis and its Impact on Kinship Care

President’s Awards for Exemplary Public Engagement

NYS Kinship Care Infographic Depicting Custodial Arrangements Paths

Needs of Kinship Care Families and Pediatric Practice

Kincare Families and New York City Housing Authority


As Foster Care numbers drop, more children placed with Kin (Annie. E Casey)

Annie E. Casey: “Kinship Care: Supporting Those Who Raise Our Children”

Annie E. Casey “Kids Count” Policy Report

Council on Children and Families: Kinship Care in New York State

AARP New York State Kinship Summit and Summit Reports

Kincare Summit Report – 2014

2013 Kincare Summit Champion Booklet

Kinship Care in New York: Keeping Familes Together (2011)

Kinship Care in New York A Five-Year Framework for Action (2008)

Enabling Kincaregivers to Raise Children (2005)

2004 Kinship Report

Grant Opportunities

Administration for Children & Families Grants and Funding Opportunities
Find and apply for federal grants.

Websites (Institutes, Trainings, Agencies, Etc.)

CBX Children’s Bureau Express
Children’s Bureau Express (CBX) covers news, issues, and trends of interest to professionals and policymakers in the interrelated fields of child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption.

Mandated Reporter Resource Center
Offering an online self-directed training course for mandated reporters. This course meets the New York State Education Department mandatory requirements for Training in Child Abuse Identification and Reporting. At the end, participants will receive a certificate for their records and to submit to the state for recertification requirements.

Developing Effective Coalitions: An Eight Step Guide

Paper from the Prevention Institute. “Although the examples given in this paper are specific to injury prevention coalitions, most can be applied to coalitions working on a variety of health related issues.”