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Guardian ad Litem Seeks Volunteers To Serve As Child Advocates

More than 1,100 children are assigned to the 4th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem program during any given month. We are working every day to ensure that each of those children has a voice in our court system - one that speaks only to the child's best interests. This article from the Tallahassee Democrat perfectly…

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GAL | Voice | I am for the child
GAL Moves Moviegoers

Guardian ad Litem moved audiences at the Tinseltown and AMC Orange Park movie theaters with its powerful 30-second volunteer ad that will have you saying "I am for the child." The month-long movie theatre campaign ran from May 12-June 16 at both theaters, airing during the preview features. If you would like to become a voice and…

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GAL | Be My Neighbor | WJCT | Volunteers
New GAL volunteer leads from Be My Neighbor!

Our folks from the 4th Circuit Guardian ad Litem program were present at the Be My Neighbor! event, held at WJCT on Saturday, June 3.  The event was held to help instill a sense of volunteerism and good deeds within the children of our Jacksonville community. From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Guardian ad Litem hosted a booth…

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GAL benefit | Avondale Dance | Sail Away
Dancing Into The Hearts of GAL

Join us in watching some of the area's best performers dance across the stage and into the hearts of GAL at the Sail Away Dance Review on June 10 at 4 p.m. Presented by Avondale Dance Directions, the Sail Away Dance Review will showcase some of Jacksonville's best professional and amateur dance talent. A portion of…

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Florida’s Guardians Ad Litem Are Vital Voices For Children

Children whose lives are impacted by abuse, neglect or abandonment need help to survive and succeed. What we do for our children today is a valuable investment for generations to come. Every day, Florida’s Guardian ad Litem volunteers work diligently to represent the best interest of our state’s most fragile and vulnerable children. GAL volunteers…

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Senior volunteers | Guardian ad litem | advocates for children
Active Seniors Make Great GALs!

The Golden Years aren't what they used to be!  More and more, our population's seniors are looking for ways to get out of the house, stay active and continue to make an impact in their communities. By becoming a child advocate volunteer for the Guardian ad Litem program, seniors can make a difference in a child's…

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Judge Daniel P. Dawson Awarded Honorary GAL

Judge Dawson was recently recognized by the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program an Honorary Guardian ad Litem. An Honorary Guardian ad Litem is a community leader who supports the mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program to represent the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned, and neglected children. Giving, caring, protecting, advocating, listening – these…

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Guardian ad Litem | Jacksonville | Home and Patio Show
Jacksonville Home & Patio Show Brings Up To 80 New GALs!

It was a great day for children on the First Coast as the Guardian ad Litem recruiting team amassed approximately 80 potential leads for the GAL program - meaning we could shortly have as many as 80 more voices toward our goal of providing a volunteer advocate to every child in the 4th Circuit dependency…

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Girl | Drive | Guardian ad Litem | Foster children
Keys To Independence Project Passes

On January 23, the Senate Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs met to discuss Senate Bill 60.  They heard testimony from advocates and former foster youth from Youth SHINE.  The bill makes the “Keys to Independence”  pilot project permanent – paving the way for foster children to get their learner permits and drivers license.  The bill…

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Guardian ad Litem | There's No Place Like Home | Auction | Fundraiser
There’s No Place Like Home Raises $120K

There was magic in the Land of Oz at the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Florida’s First Coast, Inc.’s inaugural fundraising event, There’s No Place Like Home, held Nov. 4. Gross proceeds for the event topped $120,000 and net proceeds will go toward the volunteer recruitment and training for the Fourth Circuit Guardian ad Litem…

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