Guardian ad Litem Program, Mecklenburg County - Charlotte, NC

The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program is to Be A Voice For The Children In Our Community. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community member appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children and youth petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services. The GAL is paired with an Attorney Advocate to represent the child’s best interest in court. A guardian ad litem serves on a child’s case until a permane The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program is to Be A Voice For The Children In Our Community. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community member appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children and youth petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services. The GAL is paired with an Attorney Advocate to represent the child’s best interest in court. A guardian ad litem serves on a child’s case until a permanent plan is approved by the court and achieved for the child. Achieving permanence usually takes at least a year. Monthly time commitments vary depending on the child’s needs. To learn more about the NC Guardian ad Litem Program, visit www.volunteerforgal.org Read More...

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