Be A Voice For Kids!

The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program, through Kids’ Voice of Indiana, is an amazing opportunity for anyone looking to volunteer their time and advocate for abused, neglected and endangered children in the community.

Our volunteers serve as GALs to represent children’s best interest in Marion County Court cases. Kids’ Voice is appointed by the court to research, examine, facilitate, and/or monitor the situations of children at issue.For the GAL’s, this involves meeting with the parties, the children, and oftentimes, any professionals that might be able to provide valuable insight into the children’s best interests.After a GAL has completed an investigation, the GAL compiles a report with his/her recommendations for the court, and the GAL may be called to testify on the child(ren)’s behalf.A Kids’ Voice attorney is present with the GAL throughout their investigation and at all court proceedings.

{Here is what one of our volunteers said about being a GAL:  I want to let you know that I am really enjoying my first case.  It is very heartwarming to be able to help this much and positively impact a little boy’s life.  When you finally put faces to names it really humanizes the process.  It has also made me become more aware of the great importance of Kids’ Voice’s role in the community.  Just thought I would share!}

We are in the process of planning a community training session for aspiring GALs and would love for you to join us!  Fill out the GAL Volunteer Interest Form below and someone will be in contact with you about our next training.