August 19, 2009

Evaluation of GALs in Nebraska

YLC Staff Attorney Corene Kendrick is working with Madelyn Freundlich, Senior Child Welfare Consultant at Excal Consulting Partners, and the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) on an evaluation and analysis of the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) system in Nebraska.  GALs are attorneys who represent abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings. The evaluation is being done at the request of the Nebraska Legislature, and will result in a report to the Legislature at the end of the year with recommendations to ensure best practices in the representation of children in the state.