Child Advocate--Charlotte County, FL

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20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

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Guardians ad Litem Champion Abused Children!
Charlotte County's abused children need to know a Guardian ad Litem child advocate is available when they need one to speak up for what they need. Making a difference in a child's life can be a life-changing event--both for the child and the volunteer.

Florida Guardians ad Litem are child advocates for abused, abandoned and neglected child victims in court, the community, and the child welfare system--supported by staff.

Flexibility in volunteering on your own schedule, attracts many busy people, who can

  • Visit a child once monthly
  • Attend court 3-4 times annually-dates known 3-6 months in advance and rarely change
  • Keep track of what's happening on behalf of the child and advocate when necessary--own their own time, with staff support
  • Spend 8-10 hours monthly on their own time on their case--everyone begins with one case to see how it works into their personal schedule

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About 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

Location:

2075 West First St.--Suite 300, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, US

Mission Statement

The Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) supports volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, the child welfare system and the community. Each volunteer represents the child until they reach a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Description

Locally, the 20th Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers advocating for children in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. 20th Circuit staff includes Program Attorneys and Child Advocacy Coordinators located in four offices in Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, and LaBelle, to support local volunteer Guardians ad Litem.

The Program is committed to providing high quality, proactive advocacy through highly trained staff-supported volunteers who often are the only consistent voice for a child's best interests.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

18500 Murdock CircleSuite B203Port Charlotte, FL 33948

(27.00889,-82.14043)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hrs monthly
  • Florida Resident

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