Family Court Recruiting Volunteer Guardians for Abused Children

The Hawai`i State Judiciary is seeking persons to help child abuse and neglect victims by becoming a Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem (VGAL) for the Third Circuit (Big Island).

VGALs are appointed by the court to represent the best interests of children in abuse or neglect cases. They also keep the court informed about the child's welfare and the services being provided to the families.

Volunteers must complete a 40-hour training program, undergo criminal history and child abuse registry checks, be 20 years of age or older and be able to spend at least four hours a month working on a case.

For more information or to request a program application, call (808) 934-5777.

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Contact: Susan Ayala 934-5777 (Big Island)
Marsha E. Kitagawa 539-4909 (O`ahu)

For more information, contact the public affairs office at 808-539-4909 or via email at pao@courts.state.hi.us.

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