What is a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer?
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is trained volunteer who is appointed by the court to advocate for the best interests of an abused and neglected child. Guardian ad Litem volunteers come from all walks of life and have a variety of professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. No special education or experience is required. Throughout North Carolina, we always need more volunteers to be a voice for the children who find themselves the subject of court cases. We provide training to make sure you are at ease in your role, and as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem you will be in court as a team member with a trained attorney advocate. Since 1983, the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program has served the best interests of thousands of children. Many were able to return home, some now live with other family members, still others have been adopted. What we try to ensure is that all of the children we represent remain safe, and that their homes are permanent.
Guardian ad Litem, District 15B / 501 W. Franklin St., Ste.104 Chapel Hill, NC 27516 / T (919) 968-2088/ F (919) 968-2069 / email firstname.lastname@example.org