Guardian ad Litem Virtual Information Sessions

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County Guardian ad Litem Program is seeking Child Advocate Volunteers and is hosting two information sessions on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 10 a.m. or 3 p.m. These sessions will give information about the program to those interested in volunteering. These sessions are done via Zoom.

When a child is abused, abandoned, or neglected and can no longer stay at home, he or she is removed from the environment and a court case begins. The Guardian ad Litem Program is appointed by a judge to represent the child’s best interest in court. The sole purpose of this Program is to exclusively focus on the child’s progress until he or she is placed in a permanent and safe home once again.

Program Volunteer Child Advocates visit children regularly to understand their circumstances, wishes, and needs. Program volunteers represent over 600 children in the 8th Circuit, yet over 100 precious children need an advocate.

To participate in the 10 a.m. information session:

Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86421228059?pwd=S1JETWl1dXk2SzliaFkwTVN0Z2ZCUT09
Or Call:646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 864 2122 8059
Password: 557438

To participate in the 3 p.m. information session:
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81939664731?pwd=OWFUckE3bjlaUVZnK09sOGpuWE10Zz09
Or Call: 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 819 3966 4731
Password: 337824

Eighth Judicial Circuit’s Guardian ad Litem Program Volunteer Recruiter Riley Ashmore said, “Children receive the best advocacy when there is a Volunteer Child Advocate assigned to their case, and we are in need of more volunteers like you.”

For more information, contact Riley Ashmore at 352-359-6389 or 8th.Recruitment@gal.fl.gov.