ORLANDO, Fla.- Florida A&M University (FAMU) Legal Clinic students received Volunteer Advocate for Children (VAC) training on July 10, at FAMU Law.
The specialized training was conducted by the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar. Guardian Ad Litem Attorney and FAMU Law alum Sally McArthur (Class of 2006) conducted the training which is held monthly for new volunteers.
“Many FAMU Law students are volunteer advocates for children for the Legal Aid Society”, said FAMU Law Clinical Instructor Kim Crag-Chaderton. “Law students assist the Guardian Ad Litem by visiting the assigned child and caregiver monthly, reporting on the child’s needs and condition.”
There are times when student volunteers have to attend Dependency Court and report their findings. The training addresses the Dependency Court System, requirements to be a volunteer advocate for children, the Legal Aid Society and more.
From left to right: Gelissa Dos Santos, Ashley Glover, Brandon Scales, Demari Johnson, Summer Branch, Tyler Branz, Angelica Frink Walker, Chinoderem Onubogu and Bradley Grumhaus