Texas CASA CEO Vicki Spriggs chats with Delia Martinez, co-founder of the San Antonio nonprofit Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Martinez has led the organization since it was created in 2016 to help grandparents obtain the information and resources they need most.
Nationally, many grandparents like Martinez are stepping in to raise their grandchildren due to various circumstances and situations. The organization focuses on:
- Advocating for systemic change to create policies and procedures to support grandparents raising grandchildren,
- Providing training and education to grandparents,
- Organizing community engagement and outreach, and
- Hosting monthly support groups for grandparents.
Conversations with CASA is an online series from Texas CASA that explores current issues and trends affecting child welfare, our children in care and our network. Follow the links below to see past episodes.
Felicia Mason-Edwards, Faith-based Division Administrator for DFPS
Jenny Haynes, Texas CASA Board President-elect
Tara Perry, National CASA CEO
Brandy Howard, Foster Youth Attorney at Disability Rights Texas
Kristene Blackstone, Associate Commissioner for CPS
Andrea Sparks, Director of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Child Sex Trafficking Team
Richard LaVallo, Legal Director for Disability Rights Texas in Austin
Kristene Blacksone Part 2, Associate Commissioner for CPS