Get Involved

Get Involved

The mission of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive. Read more about us.

GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their GAL volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.

Independent research has demonstrated that children with a GAL volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.

Contact us to get involved with Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Citrus, or Marion County offices. If you are out of the 5th Circuit, please click the link to the Statewide Program site to find your local GAL office.

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