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PROBATE COURT PROGRAM

CAC volunteers advocate for children involved in Probate Court to resolve complex issues of guardianship.

What is Probate Court?

Connecticut's Probate Courts protect the rights of individuals and ensure care, safety and community-based solutions for vulnerable residents and their families. In Connecticut, Probate Courts can be utilized for matters regarding children, such as: guardianship, termination of parental rights, emanciaption, custody, adoption, visitation, and mental health commitment.

How does CAC get involved?

CAC Probate Court volunteer advocates are appointed by a Judge to serve as a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) to advocate for the best interests of the child. 

Probate Court volunteer advocates, in addition to other things, 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.

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