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Historically found at the end of a book, our colophon provides information and attribution regarding the content and production of this website and associated media.

Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program Website
Version 2 — Premiered October 23, 2011

Circuit Director
Deborah Moore

David July

Editor and Lead Author
David July

Contributing Authors
Dorothy Binger
Sara Blumenthal
Christine Gornik
Deborah Moore


Posts and Photographs
Credited Individually

Silk by Mark James
Derivatives and Others by David July

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Technical Credits

Content Management
WordPress by Automattic
"Guardian ad Re̅te" Custom Theme by David July
Akismet by Automattic

Events Management
My Calendar by Joe Dolson
Customizations by David July


  • Website contents and downloadable materials produced by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program are in the public domain pursuant to § 119.011(12), Florida Statutes (2011).

  • Indicated materials and those by other authors are licensed individually and should not be considered to be in the public domain by default. Always check the original author's license via the attribution link for usage information; feel free to contact us when in doubt.

Privacy Policy

We do not collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

We do collect and store the following non-personally identifiable information about your visit, utilized to analyze how our website is accessed, generate statistics and identify problems.

  • Hostname — the IP address and/or fully qualified domain name of the computer network you are using to connect to the internet and our website.
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    Example:  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0
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  • Pages Visited — the pages and documents accessed during your visit to our website.
  • Referrer — the location of any clicked hyperlinks on and to our website.

The information we collect may be used internally by the Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program and Guardian ad Litem Foundation Second Circuit, Inc. We value your privacy and do not share any collected personal information with third-parties.



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