Learning Why Robeson County Residents Are Unaware of Guardian Ad Litem

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hannah Stockton (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Jody Thomas

Abstract: As a senior and social work major at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, I was required to complete an internship at a qualified agency. I chose Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), a program that advocates for abused and neglected children, since I adore children and care for them dearly (National CASA Association, 2017). After much collaboration with Michelle Ivey, the program administrator, we concluded that a necessary project would be for me to conduct research on why many Robeson County residents are unaware of GAL. The research would help office workers know where to focus their recruitment efforts and how to strengthen their apparatus. I wanted to understand why Robeson County residents are unaware of GAL. Does a person’s specific ethnicity and/or location dictate whether or not they have heard about the program? My goal was to help the county’s GAL gain volunteers and job positions considering the unbalanced scale between abused and neglected children and volunteers.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2017
Social Work, State Court Systems, Robeson County, North Carolina, Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program, Abused and Neglected Children

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