We are for the child.

Guardians ad Litem focus exclusively on the child.


Becoming a Guardian ad Litem is a big commitment. Not sure if this is for you? Want to learn more?

Our Information Night sessions are designed with people like you in mind. Prospective volunteers have the opportunity to learn more about our program, ask questions, and pick up an application in a casual, no-obligation format.
  • Thursday September 14, 2017
  • Thursday October 12, 2017
  • Thursday November 16, 2017 

These 90 minute sessions begin at 6:00 pm and are held at the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center, located at 190 Eslinger Way in Sanford. The sessions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is appreciated. Call us at 407-665-5386. 

Our children deserve well-equipped volunteers, so we provide 30 hours of pre-service training for prospective Guardians ad Litem. Typically, this training takes place over three day-long seminars. Expect to learn about courtroom procedures, the unique needs of abused and neglected children, and the resources available in our community, among other topics. Attendance at all three seminars, plus successful completion of some homework assignments, is required.
All prospective Guardian ad Litem volunteers must complete an application (including references), attend an interview, and be approved to attend before class begins. Some homework assignments - such as observing court - should be completed before class begins. 

LAST Training Class Scheduled in 2017!  

Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21, 2017


 Current Guardians ad Litem are required to complete 12 hours of in-service training each year to maintain their certification. We do our best to provide many opportunities to help you fulfill this requirement - contact our office (our your Child Advocate Manager) for current opportunities. 

2017 Seminole County

">Friends of Abused Children Fundraiser


Seminole County Friends of Abused Children, Inc. (SCFAC), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, incorporated in 1990 to help fill in the gaps that federal and state programs do not fund for our community’s most vulnerable children.  This includes funding clothing, luggage, summer camps, eyeglasses, holiday gifts, and much more. Funds raised by Friends’ also pays for educational tutoring, un-met medical and legal needs for GAL children.

Help Support Our Kids!    Tickets are only $30  

For information please visit the Seminole County Friends of Abused Children website:  https://www.friendsofabusedchildren.com/evening/

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Speak up for a Child!

Become a vital part of the advocacy team by becoming a volunteer Guardian ad Litem.

  Need more information?

Our next Information Night is on Tuesday, 11/8/2016. Our next volunteer training class will begin in  January.

Contact Us

Seminole County
Guardian Ad Litem Program
190 Bush Boulevard
Sanford, Florida 32773


Phone Number: 407-665-5370
Fax Number: 407-665-5375
Email: galseminoleinfo@seminolecountyfl.gov