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 resources for guardians ad litem.
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