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Volunteer to be a Guardian ad Litem and Help Local Abused Children

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.”

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Following is a video with more information.

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