Guardian ad Litem applications

Aug. 15, 2013 @ 09:16 AM



The Guardian ad Litem program will be accepting applications for volunteer court advocates for abused and neglected children.

Volunteers for the program will be screened, trained, and appointed by a district court judge to represent the best interest of abused and neglected children petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services.

Volunteers will be supervised by the Guardian ad Litem staff and will work in tandem with a court appointed attorney.

Responsibilities include: advocating for a permanent and safe home for every child within the shortest time possible; investigating the case, needs of the child and available resources within the family and community; conducting interviews; and writing court reports with independent recommendations.

GAl volunteers do not work for the Department of Social Services and do not provide direct services such as transportation or supervised visitation.

Applications may be turned in at the Guardian ad Litem office, located in the Vance County courthouse, Room M033.