Broward County Guardian ad Litem Programhttp://www.galbroward17.org
It is the mission of this program to recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected, or abandoned, and who are involved in court proceedings. Guardians ad Litem are court appointed advocates for children in the child welfare system. Our volunteer child advocates visit the children regularly, talk with teachers, therapists, physicians, etc. to get a holistic understanding of the child’s life, and ensure all the child’s needs are met. Advocates attend court hearings and along with our program staff, make recommendations to the Judge in regards to the child’s best interest. Through heartfelt advocacy, our goal is to ensure every child is safe, healthy and thrives in a permanent home. Too many children in the child welfare system lose their families, their rights, and their hope. Join our fight to make sure they don't!