COVID-19 : Not Everyone is Safer with Social Distancing.

20% of all calls regarding child abuse and neglect come from schools. With schools closed, families remaining at a distance, children inside, and parents stressed by the current circumstances, this creates a perfect storm of events to endanger children.

 

Following guidelines provided by the CDC and to help ensure the health and safety of our amazing staff and volunteers, we are closing our offices through May 1st. However, we will continue to advocate for the abused and neglected children we serve. We will be working remotely, responding to emails and messages during regular business hours. Our fierce advocacy of abused and neglected children will continue uninterrupted. We are still accepting volunteer inquiries at this time and will be showing all trainings via video.

Mission Statement

The Third District Guardian ad Litem Program believes in protecting children, serving communities, and empowering volunteers.

The Program is an independent non-profit organization committed to representing the best interests of abused and neglected children who are in Foster Care.  We train, and supervise volunteers who advocate for the health, safety, and happiness of this vulnerable population in our communities, so that they can thrive in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes. 

The Third Judicial District in Idaho includes Adams, Washington, Payette, Canyon, Gem, and Owyhee counties.

Children Served by Guardians ad Litem are

More likely to be adopted
Half as likely to re-enter foster care
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More likely to have a plan of permanency
More likely to perform well in school

Volunteer Inquiry Form