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Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

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by Stephenie E. (December 9, 2019)
The work of the Guardian Ad Litem is the main source of unbiased information and advocacy for abused children. Guarding our children from abuse, who would otherwise have no voice, is also guarding our future. The work of the Guardian Ad Litem provides the eyes and ears for the courts and protective services so that they are able to make informed decisions for the children of abuse and neglect. This makes the Guardian Ad Litem integral in helping children in need of protection and an essential part of the system.