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I am for the child Academy

Launching in 2018, I am for the child Academy was designed with the long-term goal of making training more comprehensive and widely available in Florida. Standardized Pre-Service Training, Child Advocate Manager certification courses, as well as legal trainings provide an opportunity for ensuring same standards of operation, basic legal tenets and best practices for effective child advocacy are shared statewide. Our intent is for this platform to provide a convenient way for our Guardian ad Litem volunteers, staff and the community to access free, quality training at a time convenient with their schedules 24/7. Thank you for joining us!

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about the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program?

Florida's Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in accordance with Florida Statutes and provide proactive, child-centered, trauma-informed advocacy for their best interests, including their legal interests, using a partnership of community advocates and professional staff.

Interested in becoming a Volunteer?

Today, you can learn how to volunteer for Florida’s Guardian ad Litem Program and start helping children in your community. Volunteer Child Advocates speak on behalf of children who have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect. Our goal is to help children find their way to a safe, loving and permanent home.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Help! I can't remember my password.

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    Click “Sign In” on the upper right hand side of the screen. Select “Create a new account” and complete the following fields: First Name / Last Name / County of residence / Email address / and New password. Follow the instructions saying you are not a robot then click “Sign up”.

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