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April 20, 2016

Vermont Guardian ad Litem seeks volunteers, holds open house

Wednesday, April 27 at 12 p.m. — RUTLAND — Interested in volunteering to help children in the community? The Vermont Guardian ad Litem program will be holding an open house on April 27 at the Rutland County Courthouse from 12-1:30 p.m.

Currently, there’s a shortage of volunteer Guardians ad Litem (GAL) in Rutland County. Vermont Courts are mandated to appoint a GAL for every “CHINS” case—Child In Need of Supervision. National studies show when a GAL is involved, children do better in school, families receive more services, children are more likely to be adopted and achieve permanency more quickly.

Come find out what volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is all about. Speak with some of the volunteers, program coordinator and Court staff, enjoy refreshments, and find out more about the program.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 27 at the Rutland County Courthouse, 9 Merchants Row, Rutland.

The Vermont Guardian ad Litem program was established in 2002 and is a member the National Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children. CASA is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

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