04 May: Rice / Gill Bill Establishes ‘Grandparenting Resource Center Pilot Program’

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Ronald L. Rice and Nia H. Gill, to create a “Grandparenting Resource Center Pilot Program” which would assist grandparents who are left to raise their grandchildren, was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today.

“New Jersey has an estimated 140,000 children living with their grandparents, who are the sole caregivers for them,” said Senator Rice, D-Essex. “This bill would provide those grandparents with the necessary resources to find legal assistance, health care and other needed services to assist them in their efforts.”