Can you imagine being taken from your home, separated from your family, and placed in a stranger’s care? Or not knowing whether you will see a familiar face again and wondering what you did wrong? If you answered, “Yes, I can!” then you understand the essential need for GAL volunteers. Children who have been abused or neglected need someone to talk to, someone who will listen to them, and someone who will SPEAK on their behalf. These children can not be left to navigate an over-burdened court system on their own.
There are times when these children feel lost and alone and need someone who will be there — just for them. We can promise you that becoming a GAL volunteer will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
Who does this important job? People just like you! The Guardian ad Litem Program provides training and lots of support from trained staff who are ready to help you at a moment’s notice.