Educational Guardian Ad Litem

Become an Educational Guardian Ad Litem

What is an educational guardian ad litem?

An educational guardian ad litem (Ed GAL) is a trained volunteer sworn in by a judge to represent the educational best interests of the children to whom they are appointed in the juvenile court system. To help children regain the educational stability, the Ed GAL will investigate the child's educational circumstances, provide fact-based information, and recommend a course of action to the court. Many Ed GALs also find they become a source of support for the children they serve as the children experience overwhelming changes in their home and school life.