Guardian ad Litem
/ Other Links
What is a GAL
Volunteer Attorneys Needed
Duties of the Volunteer
Frequently Asked Questions
Local GAL Newsletters and Websites
Resources for Volunteers
Resources for Attorneys
Program Fact Sheet
Child Advocate Month
Links for Volunteers and Staff
Youth Report To The Court
- This is a court report that youth can use to have their wishes, needs, and other information heard by the court in his or her own words. The first 3 pages are the document to fill out and give to your Guardian ad Litem, and the next 3 pages are an example you can use to help you fill out your "Youth Report To The Court." If you have questions about the "Youth Report To The Court" talk to your Guardian ad Litem.
N.C. General Statutes
Serving Teens Transitioning Into Adulthood
- This document is a guide for Guardian ad Litem volunteers who want more information about resources and laws relating primarily to teens and young adults.
Youth in Court
- National Survey, Youth Summits Reveal Need for Enhanced Foster Youth Voice
Office for Victims of Crime
(Federal), contains links to a variety of resources for victims of child abuse.
Victims Compensation Services Division
(North Carolina),information on victims compensation, eligibility requirements, and more.
Adopt Us Kids
, a national photo listing service for children awaiting adoption across the United States.
Brevity on the Internet
, from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a weekly newsletter about juvenile justice, bringing you news and information from around the country and on the Internet.
Children's Services Practice Notes
, intended for social workers, these newsletters are full of valuable information.
DSS - Children's Services
, where you can find DSS policies, procedures, statistics and much more.
National Court-Appointed Special Advocates Association (NCASAA)
Action for Children North Carolina
, a source for information and statistics.
Prevent Child Abuse, NC
Prevent Child Abuse, USA
North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program
, provides children in foster care with money for higher educational opportunities.
North Carolina Resource Guide For Youth Transitioning Into Adulthood
- This doument is designed for teens and describes a variety of programs and laws on education, housing, employment, finances, and other important topics relating to successful independence.