Guardian Ad Litem

16th Judicial Circuit - Monroe County

About Us

The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the courtroom and the community. Through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that includes a Guardian ad Litem Attorney, child welfare professional, and hopefully a trained volunteer, our team provides quality legal representation for the best interests of abused, neglected, and abandoned children while assisting the child in expressing their needs and wishes. Our unique approach allows us to support the whole child, addressing their physical, educational, mental, emotional, social, and legal needs.

The children appointed to the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office are independently supported by Voices for Florida Keys Children, Inc., a nonprofit organization. Voices is guided by an all-volunteer board dedicated to help children who are appointed to  the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office.

STATEWIDE GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM

Become a Child Advocate

Too many children in the child welfare system lose their families, lose their rights, and their hope. Guardian ad Litem advocate volunteers are the voice in court for abused, abandoned, or neglected children. Click on the links below for more information.

The child’s best interest is our only interest in our ultimate goal of ensuring each child has a safe, permanent home.

Children who have a Guardian ad Litem volunteer do better in school; find a safe permanent home more quickly; are less likely to return to foster care; and receive more services to help them in what is certainly the most difficult time in their lives.

If you are passionate about children, and want to make a difference in a child’s life by breaking the circle of abuse, you can help by becoming a Guardian ad Litem volunteer, connecting with us on Facebook, or making a donation to our affiliated non-profit organization at the statewide and community level.

Interested in being a voice for a child? Click on the link below and fill out the form to receive a call from a staff member who will tell you more about advocating for Monroe’s abused and neglected children.

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