Our First Judicial Circuit


Representing the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton, the First Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program works in conjunction with the First Circuit’s Dependency Court under the Juvenile Court Service umbrella. We are appointed by the judge to represent children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.

With the support of volunteers, local businesses and organizations, and our associated non-profit organization,  the Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Inc.,  our First Circuit program provides a strong voice in court and positive systemic change on behalf of our children.

We are always in need of more volunteers. Take a look at our current numbers to see how many children we represent as well as the number of volunteers we have working at both the state and local circuit level and then consider getting involved.