KARA is searching for a CASA helper to keep this page up to date – If that strikes your interest, contact; mike@invisiblechildren.org

 

 

Friends of CASA and the Guardian ad-Litem programs of America; In the future I will be posting CASA/GAL blogs & articles from around the nation and I encourage you to send me links to the cool ones you know of so there will be a central place to find and read about these remarkable programs and what is happening in your state.

 

Pine Island Florida

Guardian ad Litem Needed; http://www.pineisland-eagle.com/page/content.detail/id/520054/Guardians-ad-Litem-needed.html?nav=5049

Vero Beach Florida Gift Drive; http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/nov/24/guardian-ad-litem-angel-gift-drive-accepting-unwra/

 

Bridgeport Connecticut, Innocent Child Of A Murderer

This tells you something and absolutely nothing that might identify Annabelle, and that’s the way her guardian ad litem, Justine Rakich-Kelly, director of the Childen’s Law Center, wants it to stay. Annabelle, after all, is the 9-year-old …

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/MariAn-Gail-Brown-The-innocent-child-of-a-2308310.php

 

Lake Lillian, MN Guardian ad Litem, termination of parental rights http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20MNCO%2020111128169.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR

Northern Virginia, Child Custody / Guardian ad Litem http://www.lieblichgrimes.com/Child-Custody/Guardian-Ad-Litem.shtml

Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, Parents Target Family Court/FBI Court; http://www.timesleader.com/golackawanna/news/Parents_target_family_court_11-20-2011.html

 

Cincinnati Ohio; tested positive for cocaine, attempted suicide and was hospitalized with a self-inflicted stab wound. The child was placed in the temporary custody of her paternal grandmother, who she was living with at the time…

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20OHCO%2020111118660.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR>

Joliet Illinois

The purpose of the appointment of a GAL is to have a neutral, independent fact finder who reports to the Court. The GAL acts only under the direction of the …

<http://www.angelahendersonlaw.com/Guardian_ad_Litem.html>

Iowa City, Iowa;

Maurine A. Braddock, Iowa City, attorney for minor children and guardian ad litem for CBS Anthony A. Haughton of Linn County Advocate, Inc., Cedar Rapids, guardian ad litem for KMB Considered by Sackett, CJ, and Vogel and Eisenhauer, JJ. …

<http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20IACO%2020111109305.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR>

Lackawanna Pennsylvania;

FBI searches court administrator’s office Scranton Times-Tribune A source familiar with the visit told the newspaper the search warrant was related to the county’s guardian ad litem system. The FBI has been investigating the county’s guardian ad litem system, which is in the hands of one lawyer, attorney Danielle …

<http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/fbi-searches-court-administrator-s-office-1.1232356>

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Colorado Court Decision; No Attorney Client relationship between Guardian ad Litem and child;

Attorney-Client Relationship as it Pertains to the Guardian Ad Litem.

<http://www.harrisfamilylaw.com/updates/attorney-client-relationship-as-it-pertains-to-the-guardian-ad-litem>

Colo. Supreme Court Nixes Attorney-Client Privilege for Children in …

ABA Journal

A divided court ruled that a lawyer acting as a guardian ad litem is supposed to help the court act in the child’s best interest even if the child doesn’t want the lawyer to reveal information, the Denver Post reports. The case involves an alleged …

<http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/colo._supreme_court_nixes_attorney-client_privilege_for_kids_in_guardianshi/>

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Miami Fl;

Prosecutors and Guardian Ad-Litem Ask For One Trial in Barahona Case NBC Miami “It’s that simple,” said Guardian Ad-Litem Attorney Frances Feinberg. “We object because it’s more stress on the child, it’s more trauma to the child, it’s more depositions.” Prosecutors say Victor was starved, tortured and beaten by his adoptive …

<http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Attorneys-Ask-For-One-Trial-in-Barahona-Case-133474723.html>

Here’s How You Can Help Children

The Ledger

I was her guardian ad litem. Guardians ad litem are court-appointed volunteers who advise the court about best interests of abused and neglected children whose families are under the supervision of the Department of Children & Families. …

<http://www.theledger.com/article/20111107/COLUMNISTS03/111109528>

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Kappa Alpha Theta & Guardian Ad Litem Super Hero Run University of Central Florida Kappa Alpha Theta and the local CASA chapter, Guardian Ad Litem, are partnering up to host the first annual Super Hero 5K. Runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero because every child needs a hero, but CASA children need superheroes. …

<http://events.ucf.edu/?eventdatetime_id=3137>

North Carolina Facebook GAL;

25th District NC Guardian Ad Litem – General Information: The Guardian ad Litem program is a legislatively sanctioned non-profit organization that actively …

<http://www.facebook.com/pages/25th-District-NC-Guardian-Ad-Litem/182028391878997>

Cascade County Montana

CASCADE COUNTY GUARDIAN AD LITEM, INC

crisis, knowledge as a guardian ad litem and other social service skills desirable. Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel. …

<http://www.casagal.org/News/Archive/2011/Documents/Office%20manager%20posting%2011032011.pdf>

 

Anderson South Carolina;

Guardian ad litem program needs volunteers in Anderson area Anderson Independent Mail Trained volunteers in the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program helped more than 10000 abused or neglected South Carolina children last year, and the numbers will probably be even higher this year, according to officials. …

<http://www.independentmail.com/news/2011/oct/29/guardian-ad-litem-program-needs-volunteers-anderso/>

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