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Pinellas Guardian ad Litem

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Our volunteers come from all walks of life and do not have to be an attorney, have legal expertise or be a social worker. Volunteer child advocates (also know as Guardians ad Litem or Court Appointed Special Advocates) work on a team with professional staff to speak up for abused, abandoned and neglected children. They are the voice of the child and help ensure their needs are being met and that they find a safe, stable loving home. Volunteers are trained and supported in their role.

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About Pinellas Guardian ad Litem

Location:

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

Mission Statement

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is a partnership of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children.

Description

The GAL represents the best interests of the child in a variety of ways. The GAL is an:

* INFORMATION GATHERER - The GAL independently conducts a thorough investigation on behalf of the child.

* MONITOR - The GAL serves as a monitor of the agencies and persons who provide services to the child.

* SPOKESPERSON - The GAL assures that the child's wishes are heard, and that the best interest of the child is presented to the Court and social service agencies dealing with the child.

* REPORTER - The GAL presents information through verbal and written reports to the court.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

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

(27.90168,-82.70453)
 

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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