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History
 

1983

Guardian ad Litem is established in the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts by the General Assembly. (N.C.G.S. 7B-1200)

1994

Guardian ad Litem completes the 1983 mandate to have a GAL Program in each judicial district. From the coast to the mountains, the program has staff and volunteers in all 39 judicial districts.

2000

Guardian ad Litem staff create a manual designed to encourage best practices within the program.

2003

Guardian ad Litem celebrates 20 years of advocating for abused and neglected children in the court system. At this time, the program has more than 3,800 GAL volunteers and attorneys serving more than 15,700 children.

2010

For the first time, Guardian ad Litem reaches the milestone of having 5,000 volunteers.

2013

Guardian ad Litem celebrates 30 years of advocacy.

 
 
 
   
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