Guardian Ad Litem

County falls short in advocacy for abused, neglected children

County falls short in advocacy for abused, neglected children

In comparison to its 1st Judicial Circuit neighbors, Santa Rosa County is falling behind when it comes to providing advocates for neglected, abused and abandoned children, according to Guardian Ad Litem Recruitment Coordinator Joan Irby. Guardian Ad Litem is a state-run program that provides volunteer advocates for the roughly 1,700 children in Northwest Florida in […]

Local child advocate recognized for excellence

Local child advocate recognized for excellence

Navarre volunteer child advocate Heather Pohlman received the Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer of the Year award for going “above and beyond” in representing and advocating for children in abuse and neglect dependency cases in South Santa Rosa County. Guardian Ad Litem, a state agency, services 250 children in Santa Rosa County, Child Advocate Manager II […]