Abramowitz reappointed GAL director.
Over 10,000 Floridians volunteer for the Guardian ad Litem Program, an organization whose mission is to advocate in court for the best interests of abused, abandoned, or neglected children.
Gov. Rick Scott announced recently the program will continue to be led by one of its own volunteers, Alan Abramowitz, who has himself served as a guardian ad litem (GAL) volunteer for more than 10 years.
"I am honored to serve Gov. Scott, my professional colleagues, and especially our 10,000 active volunteers as Florida Guardian ad Litem Office's executive director," said Abramowitz.
Since Abramowitz's initial appointment six years ago, the GAL Program has grown from 5,000 to more than 10,000 volunteers now representing the best interests of over 25,500 of Florida's most vulnerable children. Under his leadership, the GAL Program has also championed legislation focused on the best interests of children being adopted, promoted normalcy in the lives of foster children, worked to enable teens in foster care to get driver licenses, and developed training to improve legal advocacy statewide.