Become a CASA

The first step on your journey to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate is to fill out your pre-application today!

GAL Annual Compliance Statement

Make sure you have turned in your compliance statement for this year. The Annual Compliance form is made available to you on our website for your convenience. Please click on the link and start filling out the PDF to register your annual compliance Annual Compliance Form

Become a GAL

To become a Guardian ad litem for the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, attorneys must attend New Guardian ad Litem Training (pre-service training), which the Guardian ad Litem Project offers. New GAL Training will be announced shortly. We hold this training cooperatively with the Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court.

Once an attorney completes New Guardian ad Litem Training, the attorney must submit an
Guardian ad Litem Application to the Guardian ad Litem Project.

216-443-3377 | info@cfadvocates.org | 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland OH 44106

gallogox32.pngGuardians ad litem (GAL) promote proficient and skillful representation of the interests of children and others before the Juvenile Court, to vindicate their rights, and achieve their best interests as valued members of our community.

GAL of the Year

2016 GAL of the Year - Brenda Gray

Brenda Gray, Guardian ad litem of the Year

Some comments best describing the dedication of Guardian ad Litem Brenda Gray:  Brenda Gray is a member of the GAL Advisory Committee. She consistently demonstrates a sound understanding of the dynamics and issues involving her wards and families. Brenda is very knowledgeable, dependable and dedicated; she always provides detailed reports. She attends all hearings prepared and demonstrates a good rapport with other professionals, and shows genuine empathy for her clients and their struggles. Brenda is a very active GAL and frequently goes the extra mile in her investigative and advocacy efforts.