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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: /

Website Address:

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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