Guardian ad Litem - Annual Training Schedule

Volunteers Needed!

Brevard County has more than 700 children who need someone to give them a voice and see that their best interests are served. Because the number of cases has grown tremendously in recent years, more volunteers are urgently needed.

The Guardian ad Litem is an advocate for a child in the court system. A Guardian ad Litem is not a foster parent, legal guardian, or expected to provide a home for the child. Guardians are paired with an attorney and Child Advocate Manager to make recommendations to the judge regarding a safe place or special services.

If you have a clean background, are at least 21 years of age, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the training classes, complete application online.

If you would like more information please contact our trainer, Terry Spain, (321) 690-6823 x 56290.

If you are interested submit an application.

2019 Guardian ad Litem Training Schedule

Our training class options are below:

  • Option 1
    • Complete intake Interview
    •  Complete chapter 1-3 online
    • Attend one day, 8 hour, class
    • 2 hrs of court observation
    • Work with a mentor on a first case
  • Option 2
    • Complete intake Interview
    •  Complete chapter 1-10 online
    • 2 hrs of court observation
    • Work with a mentor on a first case 

Feel free to look over our training website on the statewide Guardian ad Litem webpage.  Sign up and classes are free.

The training link follows.

To create a new account, go to I Am for The Child Academy.  Click “Sign In” on the upper right hand side of the screen.  Select “Create a new account” and complete the following fields:  First Name / Last Name / County of residence / Email address / and New password.  Click “Sign up”.

One Day Training

  • March 23, 2019
  • May 8, 2019
  • July, 13, 2019
  • September 25, 2019
  • November 16, 2019