Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


444 26th StreetOgdenOgden, UT 84401
Help an Abused and Neglected Child Today


We welcome your interest in helping neglected and abused children in our community. This is a very unique program that allows everyday citizens to make a difference.

The Utah State Courts and Guardian ad Litem Office provides all the training you will need. Once you have completed the training and been sworn in as an Advocate by a Juvenile Court Judge, we ask that our volunteers give around 5-10 hours per month. This takes place while visiting the child in their home, their school, going to their court hearing (not required, but it is helpful), taking the child out for ice cream, etc, talking to people involved in the case, and communicating with the Guardian ad Litem (the child's attorney). We also ask Advocates to periodically check with the child's school and teachers as to absence and grades and to report those findings to the GAL and the Judge. The hours can be very flexible. Whatever works for your schedule and the child's. We ask you to be a second set of eyes and ears, making sure the child's needs are being met.

Advocates must be able to pass a background check and be at least 21 years of age. We provide a free background check to all applicants. Because of the need for stability and continuity for the children we work with, the program requires approximately a one-year commitment from the time of case assignment.

Susie Buckalew



  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Crisis Intervention
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours per month- flexible

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