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South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Justice & Legal
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors

Location

1301 Gervais StreetSuite 350Columbia, SC 29201 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the South Carolina Vulnerable Adult Guardian ad Litem (VAGAL SC) Volunteer Program is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected, and/or exploited vulnerable adults in cases brought before the South Carolina Family Courts by providing quality volunteer adult guardian ad litem (GAL) representation.

Description

BE THE VOICE!! We are seeking volunteers to advocate for those 18 years of age and older with mental and /or physical impairments who have been placed into Adult Protective Services Emergency Protective Custody. These vulnerable adults are often victims of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and self-neglect. We need YOUR voice to help advocate for their well being.
As a VAGAL volunteer you will get to know the adult and make unbiased recommendations to the court based on what is in the best interest of the adult.
Our VAGAL volunteers come from all professions and educational backgrounds. Some are retired and some still work. They are all passionate and caring individuals who are the voices of South Carolina's most vulnerable adults.
Training consists of an all day virtual training. In addition to the training new volunteers are required to shadow two hearings in family court. All volunteers must pass a background and reference check.
We cover all 46 counties and need volunteers in every part of the state. This is a challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you.

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