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The mission of the State of Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is to recruit, train, support and supervise volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who are alleged to be abused, neglected or abandoned and who are involved in court proceedings. Best interests include preservation of the child's physical safety and emotional well-being; permanent placement in a stable and nurturing home environment that fosters the child's healthy growth and development; and protection from further harm during the child's involvement in the court system.
The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is a state program. Its volunteers are citizens trained to represent the child and advocate for his or her best interests. The 14th Judicial Circuit encompasses Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington Counties.