Course Description

Building on Chapter 6 of Pre-Service Training, "Information Gathering, Documentation & Judicial Reviews", this course goes further in-depth with describing the process for developing a well-written Guardian ad Litem Judicial Review Report. 

In this course, you will learn where and how to obtain records and information necessary for advocating for children, the significance of documentation and writing a well-researched judicial review report with clear, fact based recommendations.

The 2018 statewide approved Judicial Review template is utilized throughout the training.  Suggestions and guidance for completing each section is provided.


PLEASE NOTE:  For those with the Guardian ad Litem Program, two (2) hours of in-service training applies to this training.  The Optima training topic is "Staff Development:  Writing Judicial Review Reports".

Training Specialists

Statewide Guardian ad Litem Training Team

This course is presented by experts of this subject matter. Contact: Training@gal.fl.gov

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Section 1 - Judicial Review Overview

    • Section 1 - Judicial Review Report Overview

    • Volunteer Position Description

    • Judicial Review Template

  • 2

    Section 2 - Advocacy in Action

    • Section 2 - Advocacy in Action

    • Putting it All Together

    • Judicial Review Writing Practice

  • 3

    Section 3 - Closing

    • Section 3 - Closing

Reviews

5 star rating

Developing a Well Written Judicial Review Report

Debra Mulder

Excellent course! I recommend every GAL take this course prior to writing JR

Excellent course! I recommend every GAL take this course prior to writing JR

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Developing a Well Written Judicial Review Report

james Arthur

The reader was clear in how she enunciated all of the wording. The samples were clear and the "Test" Questions were appropriate.

The reader was clear in how she enunciated all of the wording. The samples were clear and the "Test" Questions were appropriate.

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5 star rating

Very good training

Mark McAnally

Thanks for providing this free course. I learned a lot today.

Thanks for providing this free course. I learned a lot today.

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Developing a Well Written Judicial Review Report

Ed Hacker

Good format, good detailed examples , good quiz examples! This will certainly help me in visits, follow-up, and writing effective/detailed reports. Thanks ...

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Good format, good detailed examples , good quiz examples! This will certainly help me in visits, follow-up, and writing effective/detailed reports. Thanks so much!

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Pamela Richardson

5 star rating

Writing a JR

Jan Mangos

This is very helpful. Should ideally be done at the start of becoming a VCA. 5 stars!

This is very helpful. Should ideally be done at the start of becoming a VCA. 5 stars!

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Michael Stefani

Very informative and will be useful especially for first time reporting

Very informative and will be useful especially for first time reporting

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