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Mission Statement

A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. He/she becomes familiar with the child and the child’s case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child.

Am I eligible to be a GAL? Persons 21 years of age and older (young adults between the ages of 19 and 21 years of age are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL), who successfully complete the pre-service training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible.

How much time must I commit as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem? A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of pre-service training. On average, volunteers spend 5-10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months.

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A GAL is a volunteer appointed by the court to advocate for a child. The volunteer works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. He/she becomes familiar with the child and the child’s case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child.

Am I eligible to be a GAL? Persons 21 years of age and older (young adults between the ages of 19 and 21 years of age are also eligible, working under the guidance and partnership with a certified volunteer GAL), who successfully complete the pre-service training program, have a clean criminal background check and are able to be objective are eligible.

How much time must I commit as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem? A GAL must successfully complete 30 hours of pre-service training. On average, volunteers spend 5-10 hours a month on a case. Most cases last 10 months.

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