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ORGANIZATION: 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

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What is a certified Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL)? A GAL is a certified volunteer appointed by the court to advocate and serve the best interest of children. In most cases, the children have been removed from the parents care (through no fault of their own) because of abuse, abandonment and/or neglect and have been placed in the dependency system. The GAL advocates for the child's best interest by providing recommendations to the court regarding services for the child, safety and emotional well being, educational needs and permanency.

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About 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program


1700 Monroe Street, Suite 600, Fort 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.


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.


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


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1700 Monroe Street, Suite 600HeadquartersFort Myers, FL 33901



  • Child Advocacy
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hours per month

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