We Are For The Children
The Guardian ad Litem Program 8th Judicial Circuit represents children within Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties.
We are a partnership of community advocates and professional staff who provide powerful advocacy for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the dependency court system.
Program Core Values
Commitment to Children
The children for whom we advocate are our most important priority.
Communication Built on Trust
The Program has a culture of open communication, active listening, teamwork, and regard for the views of others. This includes being honest and straightforward with the children we represent in keeping with their level of age and maturity.
Each circuit has the authority and responsibility to make and implement the best decisions to meet the children’s needs. This empowerment must be passed on to volunteers, staff and attorneys.
The Program proactively seeks to develop relationships that promote the well-being of the whole child.
The Program values all who engage in this challenging work and ensures they are treated with respect and dignity.