Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Board
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25 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Ste G-27, St. Paul, MN, 55155
A Guardian ad Litem is an advocate for a child whose welfare is a matter of concern for the court. Their only duty is to advocate for the best interests of the child. When the court is making decisions that will affect a child's future, it appoints a spokesperson - an objective adult to provide independent information about the best interests of the child. A Guardian ad Litem is assigned as an advocate for the child for the duration of the court process.
Different from a legal guardian, the Guardian ad Litem has no control over the person or property of the child and does not provide a home for the child. The Guardian ad Litem does not function as the child's attorney and does not provide direct services.
Guardians ad Litem in Minnesota include volunteers, and state employees.
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FJ-2600Guardians ad Litem Definition
Individuals appointed by the court to represent, in a particular lawsuit, the interests of minors, people judged to be incompetent or people unborn or unascertained who may have a future interest in the property involved in the litigation. These special guardians may also serve as advocates for dependent children pending settlement of their cases in dependency court; and are usually attorneys but may also be court appointed special advocates (CASA volunteers).
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TJ-6500.1700Directory/Resource List Publication Definition
Programs that publish and distribute directories of agencies that provide human services for residents of the community and/or resource lists. Included are programs that produce directories/lists that focus on a specific geographical area, service category or target group as well as those that produce a comprehensive directory of all community resources.