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Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Guardian Ad Litem Program - 12th Judicial Circuit

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A Guardian Ad Litem is a court appointed volunteer who acts as an advocate for a child in foster care and represents them in court, by letting the judge know how the child is doing in foster care and their needs and wishes. The GAL works directly with children in foster care to ensure they are safe, healthy and their needs are being met. A GAL will also gather information from medical providers, therapists, teachers and other stakeholders in the child's life to make recommendations for their needs. A GAL may also provide support to parents/families as they complete their case plan and work towards reunification. The goal is reunification of a child with their family and a GAL helps facilitate that process in a manner that advocates for both the child's best interest and their wishes.

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About Guardian Ad Litem Program - 12th Judicial Circuit

Location:

12th Judicial Circuit, 1051 Manatee Ave W, #330 Hensley Wing, Bradenton, FL 34205, US

Mission Statement

THE MISSION OF THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM IS TO ADVOCATE FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ALLEGED TO BE ABUSED, NEGLECTED, OR ABANDONED AND WHO ARE INVOLVED IN COURT PROCEEDINGS.

Description

GAL volunteers are representatives for children before the Court, social service agencies and the community. They meet with the child and adults in their lives. The GAL collects and examines records from many sources and speaks for the best interests of the child in Court and prepares a written report for the Court.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Crisis Support

WHEN

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WHERE

1051 Manatee Ave W#330 Hensley WingBradenton, FL 34205

(27.49458,-82.57229)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment is 10 to 15 hours a month.
  • Volunteers will receive 30 hours in training before they get started.

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