Guardian ad Litem
Department:Guardian ad Litem Division
Phone Number:(513) 946-8277
Serve as a court appointed Guardian Ad Litem for children who are the subjects of Dependency Court complaints alleging abuse, neglect and/or dependency. Advocate for children in dependency, delinquency, probate, and criminal hearings. Participate in all phases of dependency litigation including trials, review, and in-camera hearings. Serve as a parent surrogate for children on my caseload who receive special education services. Work with treatment teams to provide appropriate treatment for children on my case load. Manage and work a caseload of 35-45 families. Conduct visitation with the children on my case load in a variety of settings. Provide written reports to Hamilton County Juvenile Court.
2.5 years experience - Hamilton County Public Defender Guardian Ad Litem Division. 2.5 years prior experience – Social Worker for Hamilton County Job & Family Services. Serve on the RFP committee for visitation for children in the custody of Hamilton County.
B.A. Family Studies, Miami University
License / Commision:
Trained surrogate parent. Qualified, under rule 48 of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Rules of Superintendence, to serve as a G.A.L.