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Guardian Ad Litem Program - 4th Judicial Circuit - Jacksonville

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Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. Too many spend years moving from one temporary home to another. They have no family to call their own. They are more likely than other children to face homelessness, unemployment, even prison as adults. That's where the Guardian ad Litem Program steps in. The Guardian ad Litem Program was created 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. We have implemented social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19. Our visits and court hearings are being conducted virtually. All of our training is being held online through the "I am for the Child" academy website. Be that voice for a child that needs an advocate in the court system!

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About Guardian Ad Litem Program - 4th Judicial Circuit - Jacksonville

Location:

214 North Hogan St., Suite 6004, Jacksonville, FL 32202, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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 Program steps in. (Also called CASA or 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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Edward Ball Building214 North Hogan St.Suite 6004Jacksonville, FL 32202

(30.3288,-81.66043)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Will need to commit to a case for 12-18 months. Weekly time commitment is 2-4 hours per week.
  • Must write manadatory reports for the court and be able to obtain updates from service providers

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