Between 1,700 and 2,400 abused, neglected children go to court each year in North Carolina. These children need an adult to help be a voice for them in court, and North Carolina has a program to help fill in the gap. Volunteers are needed.
A Guardian ad Litem advocate is a trained community volunteer who is appointed, along with a Guardian ad Litem attorney, by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children petitioned into the court system. Currently, there is a need in Bladen County for these advocates, according to Karen Carnes, Program Specialist for District 13.
NC GAL program equips volunteers to be a child’s advocate in the court system with training. Carnes said, “We have a training coming up in October. We would like to recruit volunteers in Bladen County.”
Be a voice for the children in our community, volunteer today. Visit:
Following is a video with more information.Share: