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Guardian ad Litem program holds information meeting

Wednesday Nov.  2 at 12 p.m.—RUTLAND—Rutland County is in need of guardians ad litem (GAL). The State of Vermont mandates that a guardian ad litem be appointed when a child comes to the attention of the Family Court because of abuse and neglect. Judges may appoint a GAL for juveniles involved in delinquency cases or for children in custody disputes. GALs are also appointed in some vulnerable adult cases.
The role of the guardian ad litem is to advocate for the best interest of the child and to ensure they do not get lost in the system.
Hundreds of Vermont children are currently involved in the court system. These children need someone to speak on behalf of their best interests. They need someone to focus on their needs and stand by them in court.
The mission of the Guardian ad litem Program is to ensure that every child appearing before a court in the State of Vermont has a well-trained, impartial, supervised and supported volunteer GAL.
Attend a meeting at the Rutland Criminal and Family Court building on Merchants Row on Nov. 2 at 12 noon, or contact [email protected] or visit

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