What is a GAL?

A GAL is a Guardian Ad Litem. 

In a court of law, Guardian Ad Litem literally means, “guardian for the suit.” A Guardian Ad Litem in Georgia is an attorney or non-attorney appointed by a judge to assist the Court in determining the circumstances of the matter. A guardian is empowered to investigate the entire background, living conditions, family relationships, and any matters related in order to make a recommendation to the court as to what would be in the best interests of the child as to placement, visitation, and other matters ruled upon by the court. 

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1. How can I apply for an attorney?
2. What is a GAL?
3. What does CHINS mean?
4. Where do I pay my court ordered fees and restitution?
5. What is restitution?
6. Are Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs available to any child?
7. Is there a cost for Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant programs?
8. Does the county provide transportation for juvenile programs?
9. What is CASA?
10. What does CASA do?