Sixth Circuit Guardian ad Litem
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Justice & Legal
LocationCriminal Justice Center14250 49th Street NClearwater, FL 33762 United States
To Protect Florida's most vulnerable children by providing quality, consistent best interest standard legal representation and community advocacy. To Serve the whole child by utilizing a multi-disciplinary team approach that includes highly trained volunteers, pro bono and staff attorneys, and child welfare professionals. To Provide every abused, neglected, or abandoned youth in Florida a child advocate volunteer who can be a consistent, positive presence in their life.
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.