State Representative Named Honorary Guardian ad Litem

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program statewide office issued a press release announcing the naming of an honorary guardian ad litem.

The text of this announcement is presented below in case you missed it.

State Representative Charles McBurney Named Honorary Guardian ad Litem
by Alan Abramowitz

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Press Release

State Representative Charles McBurney of Jacksonville was recently named by the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program (GAL) as an Honorary Guardian ad Litem for his commitment to advocacy for abused and neglected children in Florida.

In announcing the award, GAL Executive Director Alan Abramowitz noted that Representative McBurney has shown his dedication to Florida's Guardian ad Litem Program through his leadership as chairman of the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and Chair of the Budget Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice, where he successfully championed increased funding for the GAL Program during the past two legislative sessions.

Representative McBurney has consistently promoted the expansion of the Guardian ad Litem Program as we strive to reach the goal that every one of Florida's dependent children can have a volunteer advocate. Rep. McBurney is an advocate for expansion of small business opportunities and improving Pre-K–higher education.

When presented with the award, Rep. McBurney said, "I am honored to stand with more than 9,000 Floridians who give their time and their hearts to advance the best interests of abused children. The GAL Program is a great example of a public-private partnership that makes a difference for kids in Florida."

For additional information about Florida's Guardian ad Litem Program, visit

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