Guardian Ad Litem Program
The Holmes County Juvenile Court utilizes Guardian Ad Litems (G.A.L.’s) to advocate for young people who are involved in the juvenile justice system. G.A.L.’s are court appointed volunteers who do not act as an attorney, but serve as an advisor to the court regarding the child’s best interests. G.A.L.’s speak with the child and other interested parties relevant to the case and prepare a written report for the court. The responsibility of the G.A.L. continues until completion of the case. A G.A.L. may be appointed for any youth involved with the juvenile court who are delinquent, dependant, neglected, or abused children. Training programs are required annually for court appointed G.A.L.’s. Contact Beverly Theil for more information (330-674-5841).