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Guardian ad Litem volunteers from Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua, Baker and Bradford Counties attended an all-day in-service training seminar to enhance their skills as representatives in the court system.
Learning to protect the children

 Guardian ad Litem volunteers from Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua, Baker and Bradford Counties attended an all-day in-service training seminar to enhance their skills as representatives in the court system. 

The training was Saturday, July 29,in Alachua at Turkey Creek Country Club.  

A Guardian ad Litem is a trained court-appointed volunteer who helps represent in the court system, the best interests of abused, neglected and or abandoned children. 

Parents have their own attorneys. The state has its own attorney and children are represented by Guardian ad Litem volunteers throughout the legal process — a difficult and scary transition.

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