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GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM

Nov 18, 2018 - Tampa Bay Times

Advocating for neglected kids

Tampa Bay has the largest number of abused and neglected children in the state. Hillsborough County, which comprises Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit, has the most children in out-of-home care of all 20 circuits - 2,437 as of Sept. 30. The 6th Circuit, which includes Pasco and Pinellas counties, is second statewide with 2,166.

That's why we at the guardian ad litem program - we who advocate in court for so many of these vulnerable children - are so gratef...