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Attorney Jane Thomas Interview (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-07-09

Duration: 00:03:59

Subjects: Louisiana. Office of Elderly Affairs | Grandparents as parents | Visitation rights (Domestic relations) | Custody of children

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Thomas, Jane Interviewee

Description

This segment from the July 9, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Jane Thomas, an attorney with the Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs. She discusses: a new grant program available through the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana, which offers legal assistance to grandparents in the areas of custody and visitation; the biggest challenges facing grandparents who are raising their grandchildren; and Louisiana’s ranking as the state with the fourth highest percentage of grandparents raising grandchildren.