Guardian Ad Litem Program Tops 9000 Volunteers

By: Julie Montanaro
April 9, 2014

Abused, abandoned and neglected children now have more people than ever willing to stand up for them in court.

Florida's Guardian Ad Litem program announced this week it has topped 9,000 volunteers.

Among its seven newest volunteers is Tallahassee attorney Kambria Emanuel Anderson.

"I want those young kids, and even the older kids who are still in the foster care system," said Anderson.

"We have nearly 30 thousand children under court supervision in Florida...everyone of those children should have a Guardian Ad Litem - a voice," said Alan Abramowitz, GAL Executive Director.

Guardian Ad Litem volunteers stick with those children until they are either returned to their parent or guardian or adopted.

In Tallahassee - and five surround counties - 98% of children have a Guardian Ad Litem - and they'd like more volunteers to step up to make it 100%.

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