A little girl being held by an adult man

Serving Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties in northwest Florida, the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is part of a statewide coalition of community advocates and professional staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children.

Our mission is simple: advocating for the child's best interest is our only interest.

With the support of individuals, businesses and organizations in the community, our program:

  • recruits attorneys and non-lawyers to serve as guardian ad litem advocates who protect the rights of and advocate for the best interests of a child involved in a dependency court proceeding;
  • ensures the immediate financial, health, educational and social needs are being met; and
  • hosts a variety of community outreach to promote awareness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about guardians ad litem and our program.
Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc.
About Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc., the nonprofit volunteer organization established to support our program.
The leadership structure of our program including biographies and the statewide program.
Free presentations about our program are available for your business, organization or group.
Topics providing help and tips for using and finding information on our website.


With basic facts and figures, the following infographic summarizes our mission and how we provide for children in the community. You can click the infographic to download a larger version. You can also download the infographic PDF PDF for an accessible version.

GAL Infographic