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Be The Voice For A Child

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Guardian ad Litem - District 29A

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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 and involvement with the local child welfare system. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer child advocate is the eyes and ears for a judge and the person who tells the child's story to the court. These advocates are needed in every county in this state, to help judges make decisions regarding the best interests of each child involved in dependency court.

Right here in our county there are several children without a child advocate volunteer. 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. Please contact us to find out more or join us by 'Being A Voice for the Children in our Community!'

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About Guardian ad Litem - District 29A


60 East Court St., Room 215, Marion, NC 28752, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program is to "Be A Voice For The Children In Our Community".


Last fiscal year almost 15,000 children interacted with the child welfare system across the state of North Carolina. Parents in those situations were represented by attorneys. However, children in those situations were represented by the Guardian ad Litem Program. This representation is a legal team model, with a community volunteer and an attorney advocate. This team supports children as they navigate the dependency court system. The Guardian ad Litem gives a voice to abused and neglected children. This is captured in the program’s mission statement, "Be A Voice For The Children In Our Community".

The role of the volunteer advocate is to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children and youth. They represent the child’s best interest in court. Volunteer advocates also promote a safe and permanent home for children, amongst many other things. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocate focuses entirely on the child, advocating for services, recommending community resources, and being the child’s voice in court.

Although thousands of volunteer advocates are currently serving children across the state, many more volunteers are needed in various locations across the state - especially in rural areas. This will address the 2000 children still needing a volunteer.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth


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60 E. Court StreetMarion, NC 28752


  • Child Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 33 hours of initial training and then at least 8-10 hrs a month, plus scheduled court hearings throughout assignment.
  • Complete online application, background checks, in-person interview, pre-service training, monthly visits with child, complete court reports and on-going communication with assigned program staff members.

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