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ORGANIZATION: Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

  • 115 people are interested

The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office represents abused, abandoned and neglected children in court and the community. A judge appoints the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office to represent Florida’s most vulnerable children through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that always includes a Guardian ad Litem Attorney, a child welfare professional, and hopefully a trained volunteer or pro bono attorney from the child's community. Our Office provides quality, independent legal representation for 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.

We want every child in the dependency system, through no fault of their own, to be represented by a national best practice, three-person multidisciplinary team. Unfortunately, many children in your Florida community are only represented by a Guardian ad Litem Attorney and child welfare professional because we do not have enough community volunteers stepping forward to help these children. The Guardian ad Litem Volunteer is a much-needed team member, but we do not have enough volunteers for the children we represent. This is where you can help. No experience is needed, and online training is free.

Guardians ad Litem become people our most vulnerable children can trust. The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office provides powerful, effective, high-quality advocacy and independent legal representation with one goal: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive.

You can be a part of Florida's award-winning, state-funded child advocacy organization and make a difference in a child's life. Learn more about how you can become involved or support the Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, which provides support and additional resources for children represented by the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office.

Learn more at www.guardianadlitem.org

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About Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office


205 E. Main Street, Bartow, Polk, Highlands & Hardee County, Bartow, (Lakeland, WInter Haven, Lk Wales), FL 33830, US

Mission Statement

To provide the most vulnerable children in Florida with an adult from their community who will be a consistent, positive presence in the child’s life as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an attorney, child welfare professional and hopefully a community volunteer providing the highest quality community advocacy and legal representation to protect each child’s legal interests. To provide dependency judges with thorough and accurate information regarding the children under the court’s jurisdiction.


The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office is a state agency with a volunteer-powered network of everyday people committed to giving Florida's abused, neglected, and abandoned children a better chance for life. Our Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are everyday heroes from all walks of life who are part of a multi-disciplinary team that always includes a Guardian ad Litem Attorney and a child welfare professional. Together we can make a better future for Florida’s most vulnerable children.

Learn more at www.guardianadlitem.org


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


205 E. Main Street, Bartow417 W. Main St. Wauchula, FL 33873Bartow (Polk, Highlands & Hardee County), FL 33830



  • General Education
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 - 10 hours per month
  • Have a heart for children. Must be 21 years or older to be assigned a case and pass a level 2 background check. Have the ability to make monthly in-person visits to see your child. Make a commitment to see your child(ren) through to permanency.

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