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Guardian ad Litem program offers volunteer training
The S.C. Department of Children’s Advocacy’s Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem program will host a volunteer training to begin Monday, April 20.
The Florence County Office of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem program is offering the training program at no cost. During this period of uncertainty, we all are finding ourselves adjusting to a “new normal.”
“The sad reality is that while so much has been halted amid the pandemic, COVID-19 cannot stop child abuse and neglect. Children need us now more than ever,” said Guardian ad Litem Program Director LaDara Josey.
Florence County residents who are concerned about child abuse and neglect victims can get involved now. If you are over 21 and can give four to five hours a month of your time for a child, you can change a child’s life.
Those interested in participating in this training are encouraged to submit a completed application by April 2. Visit www.gal.sc.gov for more information and to download an application.
The Guardian ad Litem program was founded in 1984 and holds free training courses throughout the state at various times during the year to teach community volunteers how to advocate as Guardians ad Litem for abused and neglected children who are involved in family court legal proceedings through the Department of Social Services.
For additional information, contact Michelle Manning at the Florence County Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem office at (843) 669-7940.