The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program exists to provide support and representation to abused, abandoned and neglected children in the dependency system.
When you volunteer your time, skills, empathy and good judgment as a volunteer guardian ad litem, you become an invaluable advocate for a child by representing their best interests to the court.
Volunteers are critical to the success of our mission. As people move away, take new jobs or otherwise become unable to serve, we must continually recruit new volunteers.
In order to meet our representation goals, we are currently working to recruit and train forty-five new volunteers by the end of the year.
Volunteering with our program is a very rewarding experience, so please consider becoming a guardian ad litem. We provide you with the necessary training and assign a member of our staff to work with you on cases.
Our website contains a lot of information that should answer any questions that you may have. The following pages are a good place to start.
Are you ready to get started? Completing an application is the first step. After the receipt of your completed and signed application, our office will work with you on the next steps.
There are two more pre-service training classes scheduled before the end of the year.
If you still have questions about any aspect of volunteering for our program, feel free to contact us at (850) 606-1213.
Any assistance that you can provide — whether by volunteering or sharing this message with your friends, families and co-workers — is greatly appreciated.