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Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Child Advocates Fight Child Abuse

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Brevard County Guardian ad Litem

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Guardians ad Litem (GALs) advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect and consequently placed in either relative or foster care. Advocates work collaboratively with children, parents, family members, foster parents, attorneys, educators and service providers to develop a comprehensive assessment of the needs of each child. They then work diligently to ensure that those needs are met and that any barriers to a child’s reunification with parents or adoption are addressed.

***Most child visits, training, and court hearings are virtual until the threat of COVID-19 has been resolved.

No formal education is required; our volunteers come from all walks of life and have very diverse backgrounds just like our kids.
All training is offered remotely on our online academy . A case requires on average 10hrs a month and a 12 - 18 month commitment.

This will be one of the most rewarding volunteer roles you've ever had--to help a kids and families in our own community!


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About Brevard County Guardian ad Litem

Location:

2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. Through quality volunteer representation for children in the child welfare system, we strive to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home. We are for the Child.

Description

Guardian ad Litem volunteers advocate for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect and are now placed into the child welfare system also known as foster care and out of home care. Our sole purpose is to ensure that these children are placed into safe environments and are receiving the care and services that they deserve. It is vital that every child in the system has a GAL volunteer because these kids need a voice, they need someone to advocate for them and to express their best interest. And that is exactly what a GAL volunteer does.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2825 Judge Fran Jamieson WayVieraViera, FL 32940

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Case Work / Management
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 1 year commitment. Pre-service virtual training 30 hours.
  • Most training, visitations and reporting is to handled virtually until the threat of COVID-19 has been resolved for the safety of our children, volunteers, staff, and community.

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