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Guardian ad Litem - District 27A

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Did you know that there are local children in urgent need of your help? Each year more than half a million children suffer abuse or neglect, often resulting in the need for court intervention. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer is the eyes and ears for a judge and the person who tells the child's story to the court. These volunteers are needed in every N.C. county to help judges make decisions regarding the best interests of each child. A volunteer's advocacy ensures that children have a safe permanent home and the appropriate services to lead a healthy successful life. Training, support, and supervision are offered to assist volunteers as they work to make a difference for children.

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About Guardian ad Litem - District 27A

Location:

325 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Suite 2147, Gastonia, NC 28052, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program is to provide trained independent advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in the state court system and to work towards a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home.

Description

The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) was established by the General Assembly in 1983 to provide trained, independent advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children in the court system. When the Department of Social Services files a petition alleging abuse or neglect, the GAL Program is appointed to represent the child; the judge has the discretion to appoint GAL in dependency cases.

The term Guardian ad Litem is Latin for "during a lawsuit." In some states, this volunteer may also be referred to as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Gastonia, NC 28052

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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