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Guardian Ad Litem Office, 20th Judicial Circuit, Charlotte County

Guardian Ad Litem of Charlotte County is looking for volunteers to advocate for abandoned, abused and neglected children who through no fault of their own find themselves in the child welfare system. These children need a voice in the courts. We represent Charlotte County for the 20th Judicial Circuit. We are searching for individuals who have a heart to help these children, have 9-12 hours per month to give and willing to learn how to advocate in the court system. We train all our volunteers free of charge and due to Covid-19, currently all training is done virtually. We are a volunteer driven organization and have volunteers of all ages. If you think this is something you would like to do, for more information, please contact Charlotte County Child Advocate Recruiter, Rick Sloan at Rick.Sloan@gal.fl.gov or call 941-467-4663 / 941-613-3233. You can change a child's life!

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About Guardian Ad Litem Office, 20th Judicial Circuit, Charlotte County


18500 Murdock Circle Suite B203, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Guardian Ad Litem is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.


Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the Guardian Ad Litem vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one. Contact Child Advocate Recruiter Rick Sloan at Rick.Sloan@gal.fl.gov or 941-467-4663 for more information.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


Charlotte CountyPort CharlotteEnglewoodPunta Gorda, FL 33950


  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9-12 hours per month
  • Have a heart to help abandoned, abused and neglected children. Need basic understanding of operation of a computer.

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