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Utah Office of Guardian ad Litem and CASA Fifth Judicial District

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Education & Literacy
  • Justice & Legal

Location

206 W. TabernacleSuite 175St. George, UT 84770 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to preserve and strengthen families whenever possible, and when it is not, to achieve permanency for children in a timely manner. We work collaboratively to meet children’s needs for safety, stability, nurturance, and love. Our advocates strive to represent children with proficiency and diligence. We are accountable, ethical and professional as individuals and as a system.

Description

The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA is a state office within the Judicial Branch of government which advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the court system. The Guardian ad Litem attorney and CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent what is in the best interest of the child in the court. The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA promotes the policies of the Child Welfare Reform Act: that children in foster care not remain in limbo more than 12 months without a permanency decision. The Office of the Guardian ad Litem and CASA also strive to assure adequate representation for each child for whom the office is appointed whether or not that child is in foster care.

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