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Be a Voice for a Child as a Guardian ad Litem- Waterbury Region and Northwest CT

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Children in Placement-CT, Inc.

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Children In Placement

Children in Placement is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers throughout Connecticut to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care.

Our volunteers are trained to be Guardians ad Litem (GALs) and are assigned to 1-2 cases, acting as the eyes and ears of the court while evaluating the needs of the child and helping the child find a safe, permanent home. Volunteer work as a GAL includes visiting the child in their foster home monthly, consulting with professionals in the child's life such as teachers and therapists, exploring potential resources for the child, and advocating for the child's best interests in court. GALs do not need to be attorneys or have any other specific educational or professional backgrounds.

Research indicates that children with a GAL volunteer are significantly less likely to languish in long-term foster care and are less likely to re-enter foster care later. For many abused children, their GAL volunteer allows them to feel heard and is a source of consistency in their tumultuous lives.

To participate in this opportunity, please contact us or fill out the volunteer application at: www. childreninplacement.org

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About Children in Placement-CT, Inc.


155 East St., Suite 202, New Haven, CT 06511, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Children in Placement is to facilitate effective judicial review of children and families involved in court proceedings where neglect, abuse, and other risks are alleged in order to promote a safe, permanent home for children in Connecticut.


Children in Placement-CT, Inc. is a non-profit organization that trains local volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. We have been helping the children of Connecticut since 1979.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


7 Kendrick AvenueWaterbury, CT 06702



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




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5 -15 hours/month
  • Have access to car, make a 2 year commitment, undergo 40 hrs of training, bilingual a plus

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