New Year's Message from the Program Director

Carol Jewell Brevard County Program Director 2017 has been a little hectic and I wanted to say thank you to the staff and the volunteers for the incredible job everyone is doing! I am truly thankful to be a part of such an amazing Program! I am so proud to tell people that I work for the Guardian ad Litem Program and even prouder of the staff and volunteers I have the pleasure of working with! The Guardian ad Litem staff and volunteers are the most committed and resourceful group I have ever met. You make such a difference for the children we represent! You have my utmost gratitude and appreciation for all you do. Happy New Year!

About the Guardian ad Litem Program

Thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected children become the subject of judicial proceedings each year in Florida. Their voices are often unheard and best interests overlooked in the complicated and overburdened adversary process. Guardians ad Litem (GAL) are citizens who volunteer to become part of a court program to represent the best interests of an assigned child. The volunteer Guardian ad Litem is a representative for the child before the court, social service agencies and the community. He/she also protects the child during the family crisis, court proceedings, and follows the child’ progress.

About Friends of Children of Brevard

Friends of Children funds clothing, beds, bikes, computers, diapers, school supplies, luggage, holiday gifts, duffle bags and other items not provided by government agencies. We also provide these children with some basic opportunities and access to normal childhood activities.

 

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