The Guardian ad Litem advocates in court and in the child welfare system for abused, abandoned, and neglected children. They visit the child every month, become familiar with the child’s case, and make recommendations to the court to help ensure the child has a safe, caring, and stable home.
It is critical that children have the benefit of a compassionate and consistent adult speaking for what is in their best interest. Sadly, more than 650 children in Pasco and Pinellas County do not have a volunteer advocate, which makes them vulnerable in an overburdened child welfare system.
No prior experience is necessary. You will be well trained and supported by an experienced supervisory and legal staff. Once trained, volunteers spend an average of eight to ten hours a month.
The following seminar will provide a brief overview of the program and discuss responsibilities of the Guardian ad Litem volunteer.
Wednesday, October 1st, 6pm, at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Conference Room C, in Trinity.
You may also call 727-464-6528 for other dates and locations, or go to www.guardianadlitem6.org for more information.