The mission of the 5th Circuit Florida GAL program is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy in Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Citrus, and Marion counties to ensure that every abused and neglected child can be safe and establish permanence.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound and tragic impact on our society, which has fundamentally altered our societal norms and professional practices. The Guardian ad Litem program continues to advocate for children that have been abused, abandoned and neglected. COViD19 and social distancing recommendations have changed the way we serve our children, but hasn't affect the passion of our advocacy. Information sessions, interviews, training, visitations and court hearings are mainly being conducted virtually to follow CDC guidelines. As we work on fully reopening our offices we are focused on keeping our volunteers, children and our community healthy by adapting to the new normal. Become a volunteer today! Visit GuardianadLitem.org.
About Guardian Ad Litem Program - 5th Judicial Circuit - Marion County
223 SW Broadway St., Ocala, FL 34471, US
To recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected, or abandoned and who are involved in court proceedings.
Community volunteers are recruited to represent children who find themselves involved with the judicial system. A small staff helps volunteers ensure that a child's needs are met. Volunteers help create permanency and consistency in the life of a child.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.