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Guardian Ad Litem / CASA Program
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Contact:
Address:
Law & Justice Center
615 South 16th - Room 313
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone:
(406) 582-2051
Fax:
(406) 582-2077
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A Guardian Ad Litem is an advocate for a child's best interest during child abuse and neglect proceedings.  The Guardian Ad Litem is appointed by the District Court.  The appointment is mandatory under Federal and State statutes.  
The duties of a Guardian Ad Litem are to:
~ investigate the facts constituting the alleged abuse or neglect
~ interview the child, parent, or custodians
~ review court, medical, psychological, law enforcement, and social service files
~ make written reports to the court
~ appear and participate in court proceedings
~ perform other duties as directed by the court
Guardians Ad Litem are more than a dependent child's advocate in court.  Ideally, these guardians become a child's friend, protector, mentor, and trusted advisor.  A Guardian can change a child's life for the better, forever.  So can a child change the Guardian.


 
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