Guardian Ad Litem
For 30 years, the Voices for Children Foundation has provided funding to support the Miami-Dade guardian ad litem program. The program, “GAL” for short, and its court-appointed adults, serve as the voice in court of abused, abandoned or neglected children in the local foster care system. We focus on what “GAL” is. who can become one, why it is so important top so many young unheard voices.
Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program advocates for the best interest of children alleged to have been abused, abandoned or neglected who are involved in court proceedings. The program in Broward County, and its nonprofit affiliate “Voices for Children” has publicly launched a campaign called “Help Close the Gap” because it needs volunteers. We focus on the work the Guardian ad Litem program does and how you can help the children who need it most.
The focus is on the Guardian ad Litem program and how the program helps abused, abandoned, and neglected children. We meet a young man whose Guardian ad Litem has been like a mother to him over the six years they have been in each other’s lives.
The public and the news media will be kept out of the dependency court hearings for the three surviving adopted children of Jorge and Carmen Barahona, the Miami-Dade couple accused of fatally abusing one of their children.
With more than 2,600 children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system, a local non profit is hoping to raise funds and awareness to meet the needs of the children who are abused, abandoned and neglected.
Miami-Dade Police left the Southwest Miami-Dade home of Jorge and Carmen Barahona Tuesday night. They had been there since Monday night, and were spotted removing a bathtub.
Child welfare attorney Christy Lopez-Acevedo testified Tuesday before a blue-ribbon investigative panel, telling a tale of warnings ignored that should have alerted state officials of the abuse of at least two children at the home of Jorrge and Carmen Barahona.
The court-appointed advocate for the adoptive children of Carmen and Jorge Barahona says he is making it his mission in life to help them.