Featured below is a short video about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is a part of the CASA national program. Throughout the US there are CASA and GAL programs that serve to advocate for abused and neglected children in the court and foster care system. They have the same purpose but have differences in organizational structure and name.
The mission of the Mecklenburg Guardian ad Litem Advocacy Foundation is to: raise community awareness about the issue of child abuse and neglect in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, by way of, supporting foster care children, promoting the Guardian ad Litem Program, assisting with volunteer recruitment, and supporting the work of the Guardian ad Litem volunteers.