Daniel's Story... Daniel's life was one of constant chaos. He never knew what the next day would bring. His mother loved him, but suffered from mental health issues. Daniel needed someone who was going to be there and give him the security and stability he deserved. His Guardian ad Litem made sure he got it. YOU can change the story of a child.
Community advocate holding a sign that reads 'I am for the child'

We Are For The Children

The Guardian ad Litem Program 8th Judicial Circuit represents children within Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union Counties.
We are a partnership of community advocates and professional staff who provide powerful advocacy for abused, neglected and abandoned children in the dependency court system.

Program Core Values

Commitment to Children

The children for whom we advocate are our most important priority.

Communication Built on Trust

The Program has a culture of open communication, active listening, teamwork, and regard for the views of others. This includes being honest and straightforward with the children we represent in keeping with their level of age and maturity.

Collective Empowerment

Each circuit has the authority and responsibility to make and implement the best decisions to meet the children’s needs. This empowerment must be passed on to volunteers, staff and attorneys.


The Program proactively seeks to develop relationships that promote the well-being of the whole child.


The Program values all who engage in this challenging work and ensures they are treated with respect and dignity.