The volunteer BFJJC Guardian Ad Litem Program serves as an independent advocate for abused/neglected children involved in a dependency action. Volunteers are appointed by the court to investigate, gather inforrmation, provide written reports and make recommendations regarding the child's best interests. Volunteers are recruited, trained and supported by staff.
For additional information please click on the brochure below or contact the BFJJC GAL staff:
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer click on the button below.
Become a Volunteer Child Advocate!
You can make a lifelong difference for a vulnerable child. Become a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for abused and neglected children ages 0-8 years. You will advocate by gathering information; writing reports to the court; and visiting the child’s family, placement, social workers, teachers and parents.
The next 4 week GAL core training session is scheduled via Zoom for January 10th - February 3rd, Mondays - Thursdays. Trainees may register to attend the morning sessions from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm or the evening sessions from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. We provide GAL advocates the tools and ongoing support to be successful in their role representing a child.
For more information, contact:
Benton-Franklin Counties GAL Program
(509) 619-9043 or email@example.com
PLEASE MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY VOLUNTEERING…A FOSTER CHILD IS WAITING! EVERY CHILD DESERVES A SAFE, LOVING, PERMANENT HOME.
Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados
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The Courts will be closed for New Years on Friday, December 31, 2021.
The Courts will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022.
Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.
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Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center
7122 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick, WA 99336
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