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ORGANIZATION: Florida Guardian ad Litem Office- Pinellas County

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Each day, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Office represents the best interests of thousands of Florida's children in the court and community. Through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an Attorney, child welfare professional and, hopefully, a trained volunteer, our team provides quality legal representation for the best interests of 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. Our volunteers become people our children can trust. As a team together, we provide powerful and effective advocacy with one goal in mind: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive. You can be a part of Florida's award-winning child advocacy organization and make a difference in a child's life. If you have a heart to help these kids, the ability to learn, and time during the month to give, you could be a good fit for our Office. If this speaks to your heart, contact Anita Myers at 727-967-2280 or email anita.myers@gal.fl.gov.

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About Florida Guardian ad Litem Office- Pinellas County

Location:

14250 – 49th Street N,, Ste. 4000, Clearwater, FL 33762, US

Mission Statement

Through our dedicated volunteers, we meet our mission to represent Florida’s abused, neglected, and abandoned children.

Description

The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office is the best way to represent the legal interests of Florida’s most vulnerable children, the abused, abandoned and neglected based on data and evidence. Florida law requires the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office to represent Florida’s children caught in the complex foster care system every day through no fault of their own. They face a world of temporary living situations and intervening professionals with a high turnover rate. We are the only agency on the child’s case who focuses only on the child and represents the child’s legal interests in court and their social needs in the community.

The Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to represent children using a Guardian ad Litem Attorney, a child welfare professional, and hopefully a trained volunteer or pro bono attorney from the child’s community. The Office’s multi-disciplinary team model has been recognized as best practice in child representation since 1993 and is the recommended practice by many advocacy organizations. The unique perspective and expertise of each multi-disciplinary team member complement the others. All are critical in the representation of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children.


CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

14250 – 49th Street N, Ste. 4000Clearwater, FL 33762

(27.90374,-82.70572)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours of training(currently online) spread out over 3 weeks. 10-12 hours per month, minimum of a one year commitment or until child reaches permanency.
  • Must have the ability to remain objective, be organized and have compassion for families in stressful situations.

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