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Guardian ad Litem Broward

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Many of us are looking forward to spending time with our families this holiday season, especially after the isolation and social distancing we’ve experienced. But for children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the holidays can be a very difficult time of the year. These children may have been removed from the only home they have ever known. They’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools.

That is a heavy burden to carry alone. You can help make a difference in their life www.galbroward17.org.
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer is a caring, consistent adult who will be there for a child experiencing loneliness and uncertainty this holiday season. Children with a dedicated volunteer by their side have someone who will speak up for their needs and best interests, in the courtroom and the community.

Children and youth with a GAL volunteer also have significantly higher levels of hope. When a child
has more hope, they are also more likely to succeed in school, have greater self-control, increased optimism and a higher overall sense of wellbeing.

You can give a child hope this holiday season by the gift of your time. Volunteer today.

For more information contact:

Guardian ad Litem Program Broward
612 S. Andrews Ave., Suite 1000
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Office: 954-831-6214 Fax: 954-831-7192

17th.recruitment@gal.fl.gov

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About Guardian ad Litem Broward

Location:

612 S. Andrews Avenue, Sutie 1000, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301, US

Mission Statement

Program Mission: " Heartfelt Child Advocacy."

Description

The Guardian Ad Litem Program advocates for the best interest of the children alleged to be abused, abandoned, or neglected who are involved in court proceedings. The program uses a team approach to advocate for the children, lay volunteers, child advocate coordinators, and attorneys. Together we collect comprehensive information about the child and family, attend staffings and hearings, and take steps to further the child’s best interests. Our volunteers visit the child monthly in the home environment and make recommendations to the court as to the child’s best interests, and inform the court of the child’s wishes. We also monitor the child’s safety and well-being, as well as significant changes in the parents’ lives, which could impact the child’s safety.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

612 S. Andrews AvenueSuite 1000Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

(26.11418,-80.14312)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 15 hours per month

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