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ORGANIZATION: Sixth Circuit Guardian ad Litem

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Each day, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program represents the best interests of thousands of Florida's children in the court and community. Through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that includes a trained volunteer, attorney, and certified child advocate manager, our team provides quality legal representation for the best interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children while assisting the child in expressing their needs and wishes. Our unique approach allows us to support the whole child, addressing their physical, educational, mental, emotional, social, and legal needs. Our volunteers become people our children can trust, helping us be their voice. As a team together, we provide powerful and effective advocacy with one goal in mind: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive. You can be a part of Florida's award-winning child advocacy organization and make a difference in a child's life. If you have a heart to help these kids, the ability to learn, and time during the month to give, you could be a good fit for our Program. If this speaks to your heart, contact us at 727-647-1858 or email rachel.villarreal@gal.fl.gov.

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About Sixth Circuit Guardian ad Litem

Location:

Criminal Justice Center, 14250 49th Street N, Clearwater, FL 33762, US

Mission Statement

To Protect Florida's most vulnerable children by providing quality, consistent best interest standard legal representation and community advocacy. To Serve the whole child by utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach that includes highly trained volunteers, pro bono and staff attorneys, and child welfare professionals. To Provide every abused, neglected, or abandoned youth in Florida a child advocate volunteer who can be a consistent, positive presence in their life.

Description

What does a Guardian ad Litem do?

The GAL represents the best interests of the child in a variety of ways. The GAL is an:

* INFORMATION GATHERER - The GAL independently conducts a thorough investigation on behalf of the child.

* MONITOR - The GAL serves as a monitor of the agencies and persons who provide services to the child.

* SPOKESPERSON - The GAL assures that the child's wishes are heard, and that the best interest of the child is presented to the Court and social service agencies dealing with the child.

* REPORTER - The GAL presents information through verbal and written reports to the court.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Criminal Justice Center14250 49th St NSuite 4000Clearwater, FL 33762

(27.90168,-82.70453)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours a month

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