The State Guardian ad Litem Board is committed to providing employees and volunteers Guardian ad Litem with a wide range of ongoing training opportunities.
The Board has established four different substantive training areas for Guardians ad Litem to complete. The four core training curricula are Juvenile Protection, Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), Domestic Violence, and Family Court. This training must be approved by the State Guardian ad Litem Board.
Juvenile Protection Training
All Guardians ad Litem must complete the juvenile protection training (i.e. preservice training) upon acceptance or hire into the program.
Domestic Violence Training
All Guardians ad Litem must complete training on domestic and family violence within their first three (3) months of service.
Indian Child Welfare Act Training
Guardians ad Litem assigned to Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases must complete specialized training in the Indian Child Welfare Act within their first three (3) months of service.
Family Court Training
Guardians ad Litem who serve in family court, must complete training regarding family court.
Additional information regarding the requirements and qualifications to be a guardian ad litem are outlined in the Requirements and Guidelines (Non-statutory)