Publications, Presentations & Testimony

Resource Guide

DC KinCare Alliance 2020 Resource Guide for Relatives Raising D.C. Children: Helping You Find The Best Path Forward

January 1, 2020

2020 VERSION Spanish Language Version Coming in 2020

Other Relevant Publications

Risks Associated with Parental Use of Phencyclidine (PCP)

May 22, 2016

Marla Spindel and Jenny Brody, DCVLP

Other Relevant Publications

A Family Right to Care: Charting the Legal Obstacles

December 22, 2016

Gerrard Wallace, GrandFamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy, 3 (1)

Other Relevant Publications

Raising the Children of the Opiod Epidemic: Solutions and Support for Grandfamilies

December 22, 2016

Generations United 2016

Other Relevant Publications

The Civil Gideon: The Case for a Civil Right to Counsel

January 22, 2017

Naomi Biden, Marla Spindel, and Erin Torres, DCVLP

DC KinCare Alliance Presentations

Now is the Time: Developing a Comprehensive Kinship System of Care

April 26, 2018

CWLA 2018 National Conference Washington, DC

DC KinCare Alliance Presentations

Legal Assistance to Kinship Families: How to Fill the FFPSA Gap in Kinship Navigator Services

April 13, 2019

CWLA 2019 National Conference Washington, DC April 9-13, 2019

DC KinCare Alliance Publications

Kinship Diversion in the District of Columbia: A Review of Local Practice to Inform National Policy

December 21, 2019

Grandfamilies: The Contemporary Journal of Research, Practice and Policy September 2018

DC KinCare Alliance Presentations

DC Pro Bono Week’s Coding Justice Event Presentation

December 21, 2019
Other Relevant Publications

State of Grandfamilies 2018, Love Without Borders (Grandfamilies and Immigration)

December 22, 2019

Generations United

Other Relevant Publications

GRANDFACTS DC

December 22, 2019

Grandfamilies.org

Other Relevant Publications

American Bar Association: Addressing Hidden Foster Care: The Human Impact and Ideas for Solutions

March 31, 2020

Can the separation of a parent and child, without a court review or due process and often without a plan for reunification, after the insistence and involvement of a child welfare agency ever be truly “voluntarily”? By Angie Schwartz and Cathy Krebs

Other Relevant Publications

Child Welfare Monitor DC: Advocacy Group Files Unprecedented Lawsuit Challenging Kinship Diversion in DC

March 31, 2020

DC KinCare Alliance files federal lawsuit against DC’s kinship diversion practice alleging violations of state and federal laws. By Marie Cohen

DC KinCare Alliance Presentations

Federal and Local COVID Emergency Legislation April 21, 2020 Update Webinar

April 20, 2020

Deputy Director Stephanie McClellan discusses how to make sure you receive your Federal Stimulus Payments and avoid getting scammed.

DC KinCare Alliance Testimony

Executive Director Marla Spindel Testifies at DC City Council Budget Oversight Hearing (May 22, 2020)

May 30, 2020

Ms. Spindel warns of the detrimental impacts to children from the DC Child and Family Services Agency FY 2021 budget cuts to essential child protection programs and services, including the DC Grandparent Caregiver Program and Prevention Services.