Guardians ad Litem & Youth Attorneys
...for children in foster care
Advocacy Inc. provides Guardians ad Litem and Youth Attorneys to represent children
in foster care under a contract with the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. These
children are victims of abuse and neglect because of the inability of their parents to provide them
with a safe home environment.
The Guardian ad Litem or Youth Attorney represents the child until returned home or they are adopted. It is well-documented that abused children are at a high risk for
becoming adult abusers. Our goal is to support interventions that could change the course of that child’s life.
We recruit attorneys in New Mexico who are interested in helping children by providing legal services as set forth by the Administrative Office of the Court. Each attorney completes training; is assigned a mentor; and, participates in regular training and meetings. Caseloads vary.
Interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem or Youth Attorney?
REQUIREMENTS FOR ATTORNEY APPLICANTS
Two years practicing law
Experience working with children or advocating for children’s rights
Desire to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.
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