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No Place Like Home | Jacksonville | Guardian ad Litem Charity Event
Tickets available for There’s No Place Like Home

Tickets almost sold out for GAL's There's No Place Like Home! Click here to reserve your spot! The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Florida’s First Coast, Inc. is thrilled to announce its inaugural fundraising event, There’s No Place Like Home, on Nov. 4, 2016. The event will be held in a place as unique as Oz…

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Perseverance Beyond The Field: From Foster Children to U.S. Olympians

The United States said goodbye to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a total of 121 medals – though many would say those medals were won far from the fields, mats and pools of Brazil. To merely compete on a worldwide stage of that magnitude takes personal and financial sacrifice that few of us will…

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Opioid Epidemic | Naxolone | Guardian ad Litem | Children
Opioid Epidemic Affects Jacksonville Children

On the First Coast, the number of heroin-related deaths has more than doubled in a year. Overdoses in the Jacksonville community are on the rise and more opioid-related cases are hitting our dependency courts. WJCT coordinated an area-wide forum on the contributing factors in the rise of opioid use and its impact on the Jacksonville…

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New Adoption Law Puts Children First

On March 23, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law the Child's Best Hope Act. The new law allows judges to make decisions regarding adoption intervention using the child's (or children's) best interest standard, the standard upon which the Guardian ad Litem charity was founded. Previously, the court was only permitted to determine whether the…

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Guardian ad Litem Goes “Inside Jacksonville” – 5 things you didn’t know about the charity

Guardian ad Litem may be celebrating its 35th anniversary, but many people still don’t understand what Guardian ad Litem is, or the impact guardians have on the community. Lindsay Stevens, Child Advocate Recruiter for Guardian ad Litem, spoke with 96.1 WEJZ’s Jim Byard about the Guardian ad Litem program, how it works and how the…

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Akerman Law Firm
Akerman Law Firm

Akerman Law firm has been a major supporter of Guardian ad Litem reaching a goal of $14,123.02 in donations. We want to thank Akerman for their support for our organization.

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The Value of GAL to Children in Dependency Care

Thousands of abused and neglected children become the subject of judicial proceedings each year in Florida.

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GAL and Kappa Alpha Theta celebrate 25 years

Guest blogger and CASA CEO Michael Piraino shares his thoughts about Theta's 25-year partnership with CASA. When people ask me what CASA is all about, I tell them it's a movement. A volunteer movement of advocacy for abused and neglected children. Throughout the past 25 years, our partnership with Kappa Alpha Theta has helped thousands…

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Amazon Smile and iGive

Amazon Smile When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates to the charitable organization of your choiciGive really is as simple as it sounds.    iGive members can generate donations by shopping at any of our 1,400+ Stores.   There are no costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees.     SHOPPING:  When iGive members shop via our special links,…

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