From time to time I publish news from other sources that is of interest to guardian ad-Litems around the nation.

If you know a GAL please forward this to them.

We need to be informed about the child protection systems around the nation and as we just found out, how 12 million dollars can disappear from the 15 million dollar CASA budget in one year.  This is Not In The Best Interest Of The Child.

Story 1, From the Bradenton Herald;

AskTheGAL: A new weekly column for your questions about helping abused, neglected children

 

AskTheGAL: A new weekly column for your questions about helping abused
Bradenton Herald
By PAM HINDMAN/Special to the Herald editor’s note: This is the first of a new weekly column in the Bradenton Herald by Pam Hindman, director of the 12th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. Each week, she and a panel of experts will tackle your
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FBI follows paper trial in Marchan case
Brownsville Herald
The FBI alleges the trail shows payments Marchan made to Limas in return for a guardian ad litem appointment. Brownsville attorneys Charles Willette Jr. and Gilberto Hinojosa could be called as witnesses by the government in the federal government’s
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Make a positive impact in a child’s life
BlueRidgeNow.com
Soon, someone from the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program will meet the child and assure him/her that the volunteer is there for the child as an advocate for the duration of the child’s case. The GAL will ensure that the child’s needs are being met,
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Children in urgent need of help
TCPalm
A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteer is the eyes and ears for a judge and the person who tells the child’s story to the court. These volunteers are needed in every county on the Treasure Coast to help judges make decisions regarding the best interests
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Columnist | Ask the GAL
Bradenton Herald
Pam Hindman, 12th Circuit Director of the Guardian Ad Litem. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald GJEFFERIES@BRADENTON.COM AskTheGAL is a new column in the Bradenton Herald by Pam Hindman, director of the 12th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program.
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Bradenton Herald

Advocates: Kids fare well in budget
WJXT Jacksonville
The Guardian ad Litem program, which represents children in the courts, got its entire budget request. KidCare, the federal-state subsidized health insurance program for children, was extended to state workers who make little enough to qualify.
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FGCU mentoring program graduates 12The News-Press
Katrice, a foster child, smiles Tuesday as she opens a gift from the staff at the Children’s Network while her guardian ad litem Maxine Carpenter, left, looks on following the Mentoring for Educational Success graduation at FGCU.
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A path to family law improvement 

Chanhassen Villager
Judges need the insight a guardian ad litem can bring, and parents frequently (but not always) gain perspective on what is in the best interest of their children. Guardians ad Litem are appointed in virtually every CHIPS case but only 4 percent of
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Guardian ad Litem Events & Information – Sarasota, FL – Sarasota
Guardian ad Litem Information Open House Monday, April 30th, 5 p.m. at St. Thomas More, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota. Full-time Florida residents can learn
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Guardian Ad Litems – Topic
It would seem that more often than not, that the guardian ad litem’s recommendation is rubber stamped by the judge. At least with judge’s they are screened as I
forums.menshealth.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/…/7051028957
Guardian ad Litem | WHQR
I spoke with Lynne Fender, a volunteer Guardian ad Litem. John Taggart, the president of the non-profit Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association was with.
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The Cheraw Chronicle – Guardian ad Litem welcomes new director
Guardian ad Litem welcomes new director – COLUMBIA — The Cass Elias Guardian ad Litem Program one of South Carolina’s most prominent advocacy
www.thecherawchronicle.com/…/article-Guardian-ad-Litem-w…
Guardian ad Litem Volunteers Urgently Needed
They deserve a chance that you can provide by becoming a volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL). GAL volunteers are court appointed special advocates for an
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Golfing For Guardian Ad Litem
WJHG-TV
The proceeds go to Guardian Ad Litem to help pay for camp, graduation items, gymnastics; the things most of us take for granted, but these kids have never had. The Berberich’s also make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Beach Retreat Program.
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Become a Voice for Children
Patch.com
The Guardian ad Litem Program needs volunteers to be advocates for hundreds of children in Pasco County. By Neil Johnson Hundreds of children in Pasco, the abandoned, the neglected and the abused, need someone to be their voice and watch out for them.
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Volunteers raise money for neglected foster kids
WNCT
WINTERVILLE, NC — Advocates for the Pitt County Guardian Ad Litem Program didn’t let Sunday?s cloudy skies keep them from raising money for their cause. (more) WINTERVILLE, NC — Advocates for the Pitt County Guardian Ad Litem Program didn’t let
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What happens to parents who commit child abuse? AskTheGAL spells it out
Bradenton Herald
When I consulted Jennifer Layton, supervising attorney for the Guardian ad Litem Program, about this question, she said, “The easy answer is prosecutorial discretion.” The state attorney has discretion on what charges to pursue.
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Kate Middleton’s Gets Comment Fit for the Late Mother Theresa
Gather Celebs News Channel
The former Prime Minister, Sir John Major, who held the title of Guardian ad Litem to young Prince William and Prince Harry after Diana’s death, is a family insider. His comments on Kate come after seeing her from a different seat in the world audience
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Nutter opens Brinkley Morgan office with plans to grow
Sun-Sentinel
With her history as a voice for children statewide as chairwoman of The Florida Bar’s Family Law Guardian Ad Litem Ad Hoc Committee, Nutter has been a volunteer guardian ad litem for more than 19 years in both Palm and Broward counties.
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Sun-Sentinel

Dutka to vie for probate court judge
Sturgis Journal
During his years of professional practice, he has handled hundreds of cases acting as guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults and developmentally disabled children in Probate Court. For a complete story, see the Journal’s Weekend edition.
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Austin woman who beat baby accepts parental rights termination, gets prison time
Austin Herald
According to Alice Snater, guardian ad litem for both of Sean’s children, Sean will give up her parental rights. A termination of parental rights petition has also been filed against both fathers of Sean’s children, and pre-trials will later be set.
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Austin Herald

The system is powerless to protect children
Tampa Bay Newspapers
I am a guardian ad litem in the Tampa Bay area. I want to present a hypothetical case: We have a father who lost his child three times in the last few years. Recently, he has tested positive for drugs, twice, and arrested for DUI and driving on a
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GUARDIAN AD LITEM Information Open House | Sarasota Classes
check out GUARDIAN AD LITEM Information Open House, a Classes & Lectures, Government, Organizations, Religious, Volunteer, and Awareness event at St.
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Ohio G.A.L. guardian ad litem responsibilities – Adoption.com Forums
In Ohio, here are the responsibilities of a GAL: “Best Interest of the Child” “The guardian ad litem for an alleged or adjudicated.
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Making & Keeping Connections « Guardian ad Litem
Making & Keeping Connections. Children in Foster Care need to keep connections with family, friends, kin, etc. Even if you are unable to provide placement for
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CASA presents child advocate awards
Yuma Sun
BY CHRIS McDANIEL – SUN STAFF WRITER Susan Steenhard, a Court Appointed Special Advocate who works with troubled youths, has been given the 2012 CASA of the Year award — her third since she began volunteering with CASA for Children in 1999.
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Superhero 5K aids Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Coastal Bend
Corpus Christi Caller Times
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a network of volunteers who provide a voice for kids who have no one else. When a child has no mother, father, family, or guardian, a CASA volunteer will determine his or her needs, check on foster care and
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Wanted: Members for new state child welfare panel
Omaha World-Herald
The commission is to include the following voting members: director of a child advocacy center; administrator of a behavioral health region; community representatives from each of the five Health and Human Services service areas; prosecuting attorney
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Letter: Change a child’s life
The Republic
As a Court Appointed Special Advocate we have the opportunity to lift up a child’s life with our voice. We are appointed by the court to assure our children are not robbed of the life they deserve and that their basic needs to be loved and protected
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CASA hoping to extend reach with car show
Chicago Tribune
Court Appointed Special Advocates of South Central Kentucky trains volunteers to be advocates for about 200 abused and neglected children each year and relies on fundraisers to help serve the children involved in the program.
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Human Services Students Release 71 Balloons for Child Abuse Awareness Month
The Paper Magazine
Held in partnership with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Montgomery County, the balloon release events were part of campaign to bring attention to child abuse awareness month in April. LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College
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The Paper Magazine

Lone Star students release balloons for child abuse awareness
Woodlands Online, LLC
Seventy-one blue balloons were released from the steps of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s General Academic Center late last month in an effort to raise awareness of child abuse. Photo courtesy LSC – Montgomery. THE WOODLANDS, Texas –– To raise awareness
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‘WE ARE THEIR VOICE’
Beloit Daily News
Staff photo by Debra Jensen-De Hart Barbara and Roy Carter volunteer as Court Appointed Special Advocates who work with the Rock County Circuit Court System and represent the best interests of a child who is under a Children in Need of Protection and
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Child makes ‘near miraculous’ progress after throat-slashing
Houston Chronicle
By Cindy Horswell CONROE – A courtappointed child advocate on Wednesday gave a vivid description of the “near miraculous” progress being made by a 5-year-old Montgomery County boy whose mother said she slashed his throat and stomped his head to
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CASA leaders encourage new volunteers
The Star Democrat
CAMBRIDGE Community leaders gathered in Cambridge for lunch April 20 to learn more about the good CASA is doing in Dorchester County and the need for more Dorchester residents to become involved in the Court Appointed Special Advocate program.
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CASA Rally at Indiana State House | Indiana Court Times
Volunteers from Indiana’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) programs came from across the state and took part in a rally in Indianapolis on March 5th. Approximately 350 people clothed in blue T-shirts filled the north atrium of the
Indiana Court Times

 

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5 new results for court appointed special advocate

CASA presents child advocate awards, child, casa, steenhard
Susan Steenhard (left), a court appointed special advocate, has been named the 2012 CASA of the Year. She is presented the award commemorating her
www.yumasun.com/articles/child-78647-casa-steenhard.html
National Association of Counsel for Children Nacc Court Appointed
National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Waiting Children, Parenting, Child Welfare Services, May Is
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What do you know about being a Court Appointed Special Advocate
How can you be a volunteer if you work during the …
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Step Up, Speak Out Rally Uses Family Fun To Broach Harsh Topic
Law enforcement leaders, business officials and children’s advocates led a rallying cry to “step up” and “speak out” against child abuse during a Saturday rally.
www.swtimes.com/…/step-speak-out-rally-uses-family-fun-bro…
Children’s Flag Day program remembers those lost to violence
Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) worker Gina Spriggs noted that the Children’s Memorial Flag – a chalk-line drawing of a child
www.newstribune.info/…/Childrens-Flag-Day-program-remem…

 

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