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The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is a partnership of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children.
What does a Guardian ad Litem do?
The GAL represents the best interests of the child in a variety of ways. The GAL is an:
* INFORMATION GATHERER - The GAL independently conducts a thorough investigation on behalf of the child.
* MONITOR - The GAL serves as a monitor of the agencies and persons who provide services to the child.
* SPOKESPERSON - The GAL assures that the child's wishes are heard, and that the best interest of the child is presented to the Court and social service agencies dealing with the child.
* REPORTER - The GAL presents information through verbal and written reports to the court.