Attorney Lenita Webb Arrington was sworn in as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer child advocate October 22.
District Court Judge Teresa R. Freeman administered the oath to Arrington during the regular session of Northampton County Juvenile Court.
Arrington, a former Guardian ad Litem Attorney Advocate for the past few years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program, said Judith Jones, program supervisor.
The North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program was created by the state legislature in 1983 to provide abused and neglected children with an independent advocate’s voice in court proceedings.
The Guardian ad Litem, along with an attorney advocate, work as a team to protect the child’s legal rights and to promote the best interest of the child in abuse/neglect court.
While Guardian Ad Litem volunteers make up a diverse group of people from various educational, economic and ethnic backgrounds, they all seek to ensure that these vulnerable children find safety and permanency.
There are nearly 5,000 of these volunteers across the state. The next training session will begin in March.
Contact Jones at 252-574-3121 or 1-800-982-4041 for more information.
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