CAC Probate Court volunteer advocates are appointed by a judge to serve as Guardian ad Litem to advocate for the best interests of children in Probate Court cases.
Most cases involve complex issues of guardianship for vulnerable children. Volunteers receive over 35 hours of training and are supervised by CAC’s staff.
Probate Court volunteer advocates visit with the child; interview teachers, therapists, doctors, guardians, after-school program administrators, etc.; write court reports for the Judge; attend hearings; attend PPTs at school; and any other work necessary to help ensure that the child’s best interest is being served.
Volunteers can help the child and the family in many ways and form a trusting relationship with the child.