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Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Guardian Ad Litem Program - 12th Judicial Circuit

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The 12th Judicial Circuit Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program recruits, trains, supports and supervises court-appointed volunteers to represent their most vulnerable children. A Guardian Ad Litem is a unique concept in the juvenile court system: a trained and certified community volunteer appointed by the judge to speak up for an abused or neglected child in court. The GAL acts as the vital information link between the court and the child, making independent, objective recommendations regarding the child's best interests. GAL volunteers receive in-depth training on the court process, child development, abuse and neglect, cultural differences, advocacy, interviewing techniques and social service education. The goal is for every child to have representation; every child deserves a Guardian ad Litem.

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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

2071 Ringling BoulevardSarasota, FL 34237

(27.33606,-82.52868)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy
  • Special Needs
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours a month

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