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Second Judicial District GAL Program

Our Guardian Ad Litem Program uses community volunteers to speak for children's best interest in court. The volunteer follows the case as it moves through the court system, and provides the court with recommendations as decisions are made that affect the child's well being.



Juvenile and Family Judicial Center (JFJC)
Ramsey County Guardian ad Litem Program

25 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102-1103

Directions to the JFJC

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dana Ahlness, Program Manager

Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities


Learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in Ramsey County by attending a one-hour informational session.

All applicants must attend an information session before attending our training program.

To reserve your spot please contact Charlesa Dixon at or call 651-266-5284.





When sessions are held at the Juvenile and Family Justice Center location in the evening, please note that the main doors are locked at 4:30 p.m. Staff is at the main door to let people in, so please do your best to arrive a few minutes early; otherwise you may not be able to enter the building.

WHEN IS THE NEXT TRAINING? * Dates are subject to change *

Guardians ad Litem are mandated by the Supreme Court of Minnesota to attend 40 hours of training. We schedule training two times per year. You must apply and be accepted to the program prior to attending training.

Fall 2015 – Dates TBD

Evening Class

Day Class

 Dates TBD

 Dates TBD

To apply please print out the following forms and return to:

Ramsey County Guardian ad Litem Program 
25 West 7th Street 
St. Paul, MN 55102-1103 
Phone: (651) 651-266-5270
Email us

               Volunteer Application  - Online

                Volunteer Application  - pdf