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Recent News


Fore! (th) Time's a Charm!

July 5, 2020

SUCCESS!  read more




August 21, 2018

Our newest volunteers were sworn in by Judge Patterson in the Marianna Courthouse.  read more



Watermelon Festival 2018

June 25, 2018

Wonderful Volunteers Recruiting!  read more




August 29, 2017

Guardian ad Litem volunteers hide rocks around Bay and Washington Counties.  read more



Judge Garcia swears in latest volunteers in Bay County!

July 17, 2017

Volunteers for Bay County  read more



Swearing in Ceremony

June 20, 2017

Judge Patterson Swears in the latest volunteers.  read more



GAL Swearing In Ceremony for August

November 14, 2016

Volunteers were sworn in at the GAL office by Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. Newest volunteers from left to right are Ramona Haggerty, Judge Clark and Sherri Moore.  read more



Guardian ad Litem Volunteers sworn in

November 14, 2016

GAL volunteers sworn in by Judge Brantley Clark.  read more



GAL Annual Golf Tournament

October 21, 2016

Advocates for Children, Inc. held it’s Second Annual Golf Tournament Friday, October 21st at Holiday Golf Club on Panama City Beach. Emerald Coast Striping and The Bense Family Foundation were the Presenting Sponsors along with many other community partners and sponsors. It was a very successful event with over 100 golfers on a beautiful fall day. With the funds that were raised from last year’s tournament, hundreds of abused and neglected children were able to experience activities that they may not otherwise have been able to participate. Some of those activities included gymnastics, karate, baseball, football, dance and soccer. Many children were also able to go to various camps during the summer including sports, church, and art camps as well as other special needs camps. With your support, shoes and clothing for kids removed from their homes were provided assistance. Furthermore, special events for the kids were provided such as a Christmas Carnival, National Adoption Day event, and assistance with band instruments, prom, school pictures and graduation. None of these are possible without sponsors and players for the event!! Each dollar goes directly to help kids.   read more



Swearing In Ceremony

June 1, 2016

Guardian ad Litem volunteers speak in court for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. The most recent class of volunteers were sworn in by Circuit Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. From left to right: Marie Cambra, Lesley Phillips, Judge Clark and Saundra Grace. Not pictured are Donna Antol, Mary Gessert, Bill Dowis, Kristi Grumbling and Danielle Hawkins. If you would like more information about the Guardian ad Litem program, please call 747-5180.   read more



Swearing-in Ceremony of New Volunteers

April 1, 2016

Guardian ad Litem volunteers are the eyes and ears for the judge. They provide much needed information to the court on the well being of abused and neglected children from our community. These special volunteers were recently sworn in by Judge Brantley Clark, Jr. and are now officers of the court. From left to right are Eric Love, Susan DeLisle, Harry Copeland, Crystal Miller, Judge Clark, Crystal Nixon, Jet McGarity and Margaret Warren  read more



New GAL Website Launched

March 2, 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website for Guardian ad Litem and Advocates for Children for the 14th Judicial Circuit.  read more



Volunteer Shortage in Calhoun County

March 1, 2016

Please consider becoming a trained Guardian ad Litem volunteer. The volunteer hours are minimal and the reward in helping these children is immense.  read more




Contact Us


Panama City Office

Serving Bay & Gulf Counties

14th Judicial Circuit - Panama City

P.O. Box 2466, Panama City, FL 32402

(850) 747-5180



Marianna Office

Serving Jackson County

4455 LaFayette St., Room 211

Marianna, FL 32447

(850) 482-9127



Chipley Office

Serving Washington, Holmes, & Calhoun Counties

613 Hwy 273

Chipley FL  32428

(850) 638-6043



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