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ORGANIZATION: Guardian Ad Litem Program - 11th Judicial Circuit
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The Florida Guardian ad Litem Office represents Florida's abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the court and community. Through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an attorney, a trained volunteer, and a certified child advocate manager, our team provides quality legal representation for children's best interests 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.
Guardian ad Litem volunteers come from different backgrounds and offer their insight into each case. Volunteers must pass a background screening and complete a training curriculum that includes courses in dependency law, communication with children and families, and cultural competency.
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About Guardian Ad Litem Program - 11th Judicial Circuit
601 NW 1st Ct, 10th floor, Miami, FL 33136, US
The mission of the State of Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program is to advocate for the best interest of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or abandoned and who are involved in court proceedings. Best interests include preservation of the child's physical safety and emotional well-being; permanent placement in a stable and nurturing home environment that fosters the child's healthy growth and development; and protection form futher harm during the child's envolvement in the court system.
Guardians Ad Litem are apppointed to cases by the program to be the "eyes and ears" of the court as well as the "voice" for a child in court. They investigate allegations of abuse, abandonment and neglect; and make recommendations to the court in behalf of what they feel is in a child's best interest. Guardians visit the child once a month and gather information so they can learn what the child's needs and issues are.
601 NW 1st Ct10th floorMiami, FL 33136
March 6, 2023
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Child Development
- Case Work / Management
- Social Work
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10-12 hours per month
- Must speak and write English and have transportation.