Guardian ad Litem Program-5th Circuit

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Basic Information

Address: 110 N Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34475
Phone Number: 352-671-5757
Fax Number: 352-671-5758
Director: Marcia Hilty

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Serves abused and neglected children whose cases are involved with our local dependency courts
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Children ages 0-23
Ages for Volunteer: Must be over 21
Hours of Service: 10-20 hours per month
Minimum Hours Required: 10-20 hours per month
Days of Service: NA
Mission Statement:

To advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children whose cases are involved with the courts.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

All children deserve to be safe and protected and free of abuse and neglect.

Program History:

We are affiliated with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a national organization, that predominantly relies on trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. The Florida Legislature established the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program in the early 80s. We are a state and county funded program and we serve all sixty seven counties.


Pre-service volunteer training is offered monthly. Contact 352-671-5757 for more information or visit: