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20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

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I Am For the Child!
Hendry and Glades Counties have abused children waiting for a Guardian ad Litem child advocate to speak up for them in court, the child welfare system and the community. Making a difference in a child's life can be a life-changing event--for the child and the volunteer.

Florida's Circuit 20 Guardian ad Litem Program supports volunteers advocating for the best interests of abused children in court, the child welfare sysstem and the community in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. Pro Bono Attorneys are needed in each county to extend the Program's reach toward the goal of representing 100% of foster children, and/or teens with complex legal situations who will soon be 18 and out of foster care.

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About 20th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program

Location:

2075 West First St.--Suite 300, Ft. 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.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2075 West First St.--Suite 300Ft. Myers, FL 33901

(26.63943,-81.87605)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-10 hr.s monthly--own schedule

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