State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Office - Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
Location300 Orange AvenueThe Sunrise Center, 2nd FloorFort Pierce, FL 34950 United States
To provide the most vulnerable children in Florida with an adult from their community who will be a consistent, positive presence in the child’s life as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes an attorney, child welfare professional and hopefully a community volunteer providing the highest quality community advocacy and legal representation to protect each child’s legal interests. To provide dependency judges with thorough and accurate information regarding the children under the court’s jurisdiction.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where Guardian ad Litem steps in. The Guardian ad Litem Office represents abused, neglected, and abandoned children in the court and in the community. Our team provides legal representations for these children in expressing their needs, wishes, and best interests. We do this through a unique and holistic approach that supports the whole child, addressing their physical, educational, mental, emotional, social, and legal needs. Guardians ad Litem become people our most vulnerable children can trust. As a team together, we provide powerful, effective, high-quality advocacy with one goal: that every child finds a safe, loving, permanent home where they can thrive.