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Since its inception, the Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Program has committed itself to giving abused and neglected children a strong voice in our court system.  The Program provides advocates who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and are independent from the court and the child welfare system.  Guardians ad litem (GALs) are professionals who are paid staff or volunteers and are appointed by the Juvenile or Family Court to represent a maltreated child's best interests in court proceedings.

This Web site will provide you with more information about the Guardian ad Litem Program, contact information for Program Managers, and other resources.

About Us

Learn how the Guardian ad Litem Board advocates for the best of children in Juvenile and family courts.

What is a GAL?

Learn how a Guardian ad Litem advocates for children whose welfare is a matter of concern for the court.

Role of the GAL

Learn more about the role that a Guardian ad litem fulfills throughout court proceedings.

Upcoming Board Meetings

Get information about upcoming board meetings including location and agenda.


View active notices including Requests for Proposals.

Program Requirements

Guardian ad Litem Program Requirements and Guidelines (Non-statutory)

Complaint Procedure

How to submit a complaint to the Guardian ad Litem Board.

Contact Information

Find contact information for your Judicial District.

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