Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to safeguard them. They deserve a strong child advocate to be their voice.
If you are over 21 and can give four to five hours a month to visit a child, you can change a child’s life. You do not need a college degree or a legal or social work background. Officials 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 Aug. 25.
Contact guardian ad-litem coordinator Jennifer Burch at the Chesterfield County office, 843-623-5630, today and learn more about how you can get involved. Those interested in volunteering can also get more information and download an application at www.chesterfield.scgal.org.