"I'm doing fairly well. I'd hoped to be able to begin classes with you this month, but my back just has not cooperated. I don't want to commit myself until I'm sure I can commit fully to doing a good job. Right now, a good job for…"
A Guardian ad Litem is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services. The Guardian ad Litem makes independent recommendations to the court for services that focus on the need for each child. The Guardian ad Litem advocates for a permenant and safe home for every child within the shortest time possible.
The main qualification is a sincere concern for children. The volunteer must be a mature adult with good verbal skills. A Guardian ad Litem volunteer must be able to interact and talk with people of various educational and ethnic backgrounds. Essential qualities include the ability to be objective and non-judgemental.
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Mission Statement: To provide trained, independent advocates to represent and promote the best interests of abused, neglected, and dependent children in the state court system and to work toward a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home.
I'm doing fairly well. I'd hoped to be able to begin classes with you this month, but my back just has not cooperated. I don't want to commit myself until I'm sure I can commit fully to doing a good job. Right now, a good job for me is walking from the house to the car with a cane and not regretting it! I've been through one round of cortisone shots in my lower back with not much relief. I guess it's just taking me longer to recover than I expected. Nancy Cox
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