Guardian ad Litem

Contact:   Shannon Cowan, Program Supervisor

Mailing Address:   15 Griffin St.
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone Number:   828-587-2087

Fax Number:   828-586-6270

Email Address:   shannon.f.cowan@nccourts.org / ECUWCU96@yahoo.com

Website Address:   http://www.nccourts.org/Citizens/GAL/Default.asp

Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:   Our office is in the Jackson County Social Services building. Another office is in the Swain County Courthouse (Bryson City).

Agency Description:   A volunteer Guardian ad Litem is assigned in cases where the Department of Social Services removes a child from the home due to allegations of abuse and/or neglect. As a volunteer, you represent the best interest of the child in court proceedings.

Training:   30 hour course including court observation.

Time Commitment:   10 hours per month.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Enjoy working with children.

Volunteer Involvement:   Yes.
 

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