Guardian ad Litem - Judicial District 23


     Guardian ad Litem -- Judicial District 23
            Serving Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes & Yadkin
                              Counties in Western North Carolina


Thank you for visiting our website! We are so happy you've dropped by! Here you will find all the information you need about giving the gift of advocacy to abused and neglected children in our shared communities!  Take a few minutes and browse through these pages.  Should you decide this opportunity is right for you, please submit your contact information, and we will be happy to provide you with an application or you can click on the application link at the bottom of the "Volunteer Information" page! 

Our Team Approach 

A volunteer Guardian ad Litem advocate and an attorney advocate are jointly appointed by a judge. This team works with a member of the program's staff to protect the child's legal rights and to promote the best interests of the child. Volunteers are located throughout the state and have diverse education, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.


Become a Volunteer

A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a trained community member appointed by a district court judge to investigate and determine the needs of abused and neglected children and youth petitioned into the court system by the Department of Social Services.  For more information and an application, click "Learn More" now!......

Upcoming Events! 

It is our goal to bring consistent useful information to our advocates, continuing education, and fun events!  For a full list of these....