A guardian ad litem is the voice for abused and neglected children under the protection of the court system, and right now, they need additional volunteers.
Pasco County tax collector Mike Fasano is doing his part my making the guardian at litem specialty license plate the spotlight of April at his offices across the county.
“Currently, almost 500 children in Pasco County are in the dependency system without a guardian speaking for them in court proceedings,” Fasano said, in a release. “Guardians help ensure that the needs of the children they advocate for are known to judges and social service agencies.”
A child with a guardian ad litem receives more services, and spends less time in the foster care system than a child without an advocate, Fasano said.
For information about the program, visit HelpThemNow.com, or call (866) 341-1425. Specialty plates supporting guardians ad litem are available at all tax collector offices in Land O’ Lakes, Dade City, New Port Richey and Gulf Harbors.
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