• Court advocates for children needed
    May 18,2013

    Court advocates for children needed

    Volunteers are urgently needed to serve as advocates for abused, neglected or otherwise at-risk youth currently involved in the Lamoille and Washington county court systems.

    As guardians ad litem, volunteers are appointed by a judge and attend court hearings and social service meetings, as well as work with children, parents, social workers, attorneys, teachers and others to understand and work toward the best interest of the children.

    No experience is necessary for this vital role, and training is provided to those dedicated individuals wishing to be involved. All that is required is for volunteers to be caring adults with strong interpersonal and communication skills, a passion for helping vulnerable children and the ability to think critically, be assertive, work with others effectively, and use sound judgment.

    With upcoming trainings scheduled throughout Vermont over the next several months, the time to get involved is now. If you would like to join our team and be part of the solution for these children, please consider getting involved in this program.

    For more information or to obtain an application, contact Nicole DiDomenico at ndidomen@yahoo.com, 279-2371 or visit www.vermontjudiciary.org/GTC/Family/GAL.aspx.

    Nicole DiDomenico

    The writer is the CASA/GAL volunteer recruiter and outreach coordinator for Washington and Lamoille counties.

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