Guardian ad Litem Program Director Joi Taylor Powell is a licensed attorney with broad experience in child protection, juvenile justice, and family law. Prior to opening her private practice, Joi was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County in the Children and Family Services Division. She has been a Guardian ad Litem for children and parents in the Juvenile Court and served as a volunteer magistrate for the Juvenile Court's Diversion Program. Joi was a member of the Guardian ad Litem Project Advisory Committee, is currently a member of the Cleveland Medical Association's Advisory Committee and the Coordinator for the University Hospitals/David Satcher Clerkship Community Mentors Program. Her legal career has been focused around her passion for helping children and families involved in the juvenile justice, social welfare, and family law systems. Joi is a valued member of Child and Family Advocates' staff, providing training and support for Guardians ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates and serving as the liaison between the Court, GALs, CASAs, and the community.
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