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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).

Website

http://www.ncgal.org

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by donald g. (2010-07-13 23:20:02.0)
All children need a voice.An adult advocate would seem to be the best way for a child to be heard thru you as a volunteer. This program gives credence to a child who needs and deserves a voice.Children who have been abused mentally,emotionally or physically can not be heard on their own. Your voice gives that child a voice, he or she has been deprived of.Every child needs and deserves the security and feeling of safety only adults can help them achieve, If a parent isn't providing it , you as a volunteer can assure it.The Courts take seriously the protection of children from danger being inflicted by the ones entrusted to protect them
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