Volunteer to help out abused and neglected children

Theresa Roberts

The Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in court and the community.

Through the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary team that always includes a Guardian ad Litem Attorney, a child welfare professional, and hopefully a trained volunteer or pro bono attorney from the child’s community, our team provides quality, independent legal representation for abused, neglected, and abandoned children while assisting the child in expressing their needs and wishes.

You can help, take action, and make a difference in a child’s life by joining the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office Child Advocacy Team. Although every child appointed to the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office is assigned a guardian ad litem attorney and a child welfare professional, not every child in Circuit 14 has a volunteer on their team. 

This is where our local community can help. Currently, we have 68 children in Washington County appointed to our Office and only 20 have a volunteer assigned. In Holmes County, we currently have 67 children appointed to our office and only 25 have a volunteer assigned.

Learn how to get involved at or call 850-747-5180.

Theresa Roberts recruits volunteers, mentors, and pro bono attorneys for the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office.