Pasco County, Florida -- If you are looking for a chance to make an invaluable difference in the life of a child, or to expand your volunteer efforts, becoming a Guardian Ad Litem may be worth considering. Citizens of all backgrounds can be trained to hold this position, and the training is still available at no charge for qualified individuals and will prepare individuals to be a court appointed special advocate for an abused, abandoned or neglected child.
Then, working as a team with a program attorney and a case coordinator, the GAL would become familiar with all the aspects of the child's circumstances and make recommendations to the court to ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent home. The Guardian ad Litem volunteers are critical to the Program and most importantly to abused and neglected children living through a confusing and frightening time in their lives.
The last 30-hour training session for Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) volunteer hopefuls in Pasco County this year will begin on September 30. Registration is now open until the capacity of thirty Pasco residents is filled or until Monday, September 12.