Guardians Ad Litem

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What They Do

Guardian ad Litem volunteers speak up for the right of abused and neglected children. Guardians advocate in court and the community for the best interest of the children who find themselves involved, through no fault of their own, with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). See our brochure below for more information.

Child Advocate Volunteers Sought for the Guardian ad Litem Program

The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is currently in desperate need of volunteers to be advocates for abused, neglected or abandoned children whose cases are in the court system. A GAL is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate on behalf of a child. The GAL becomes familiar with the child’s case and makes recommendations to the court to help ensure a safe, stable and permanent environment for the child.

Learn More About Becoming A Guardian ad Litem Volunteer

‍Diana Gisonni (Citrus, Hernando, or Sumter County)

Amarilys Ortega (Marion or Lake County)

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