Guardian ad Litem training scheduled

Published 12:52 pm Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Guardian ad Litem program is looking for child advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community member who makes independent recommendations to the court about services which focus on the needs of each child. The GAL advocates for a permanent and safe home for every child within the shortest time possible.

Advocates can come from all walks of life; retired persons, law enforcement, homemakers, teachers, college students and others. Advocates must be at least 18 years old. No prior experience or additional education is required (besides training being offered). National criminal checks are required for applicants that have lived in North Carolina less than five years.

The next Guardian ad Litem program training sessions are on September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10, 17 and 24 at the Barco Cooperative Extension. Additional information is available by calling Kathleen Foreman at 252-331-4755 or Ricki Tillett at 252-475-5587 or online at

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