CHESTERFIELD — Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to safeguard them and child advocates to be their voice, local guardians ad litem say.
Volunteers must be 21 or older and be willing to give four to five hours a month to visit local foster children. Those interested in becoming guardians ad litem do not need a college degree or a legal or social work background. Organizers say the very best child advocates are people who care about children.
Chesterfield County residents who are concerned about child abuse victims can get involved now. The Chesterfield County office of the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program is offering a 30-hour training program at no cost. The next training class starts June 16.
Contact Jennifer Burch at the Chesterfield County office at 843-623-5630 to learn more about how to get involved. for more information and to download an application, visit www.Chesterfield.scgal.org.