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District 11 Guardian ad Litem trains volunteer advocates

From left, Shanekqua Gill, Lynn Chamberlin, Liz Rushing and Zella Johnson recently attended District 11 Guardian ad Litem in-service training on "Assessing Relative Placements."
From left, Shanekqua Gill, Lynn Chamberlin, Liz Rushing and Zella Johnson recently attended District 11 Guardian ad Litem in-service training on "Assessing Relative Placements." COURTESY OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Volunteer advocates from Harnett, Lee and Johnston counties recently completed District 11 Guardian ad Litem in-service training on “Assessing Relative Placements.”

Social workers Elizabeth Gore, Brittany Naylor and Denise Jones from the Johnston County Department of Social Services presented training on adoptions, assessment and investigations. John Webster, GAL Program Supervisor, also provided training.

Attendees included Frank Lewis, program assistant Vivian Holmes, Cecelia Weaver, Pat Gessner, Donna Johnson, Tere Murphy, Ken Williams, Beverly Rowland, Caroline Sanders, Kisa Hargett, Hollie Heller, Mary Fuller, Peggy Thomas, program supervisor John Webster, Suellen Jackson, Barbara Smith and program supervisor Moira Conlon. Other attendees included Shanekqua Gill, Lynn Chamberlin, Liz Rushing, Zella Johnson, Anissa Chard and Trudy Forrest.

Guardian ad Litem advocates are volunteers who represent children who are in the court system because of suspected abuse or neglect. For information about becoming a voice for a child in the court, call 910-814-4690 or 919-934-3348. A new volunteer training class starts in August.

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