Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Pho: 317-232-2542
Pho: 800-542-0813 (toll free)
Fax: 317-233-6586

Leslie Dunn
GAL/CASA Director
leslie.dunn@courts.in.gov

Teresa Lyles
Program Coordinator
teresa.lyles@courts.in.gov

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Office of Guardian Ad Litem / Court Appointed Special Advocates

Supreme Court Seal In 1977, the concept of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program was introduced in Seattle, Washington. Seattle Juvenile Court Judge David W. Soukup realized that children who entered the legal system due to abuse or neglect in their own homes were often inadvertently re-victimized by courts and public social service agencies... More about GAL/CASA »


NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

State Office of GAL/CASA Receives Grant from the National CASA Association

The Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA was recently awarded a $40,000.00 State Organization Grant from the National CASA Association.  The funds will be used by the State Office to provide staff support to local certified GAL/CASA programs across the State of Indiana.  This will include technical assistance and assisting programs in capacity building in order to increase the number of abused and neglected children served.  Although Indiana has one of the largest networks of CASA volunteer programs in the country, there is still a great need for more volunteers in most communities.  To find out more about volunteering, call 1-800-542-0813


GAL Attorney Training Scheduled for November 17, 2014

The Indiana State Office of GAL/CASA, along with the Division of Child Services has scheduled a GAL Attorney Training on November 17, 2014 for attorneys serving as GAL in juvenile court.  The training will be held in Indianapolis at 30 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN.  There is no cost for the training, and attendees will receive 5 CLE hours and 1 hour of Ethics.  The topics of the training include the identification and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and early child and adolescent development.  The training meets the statutory requirements for GAL attorneys serving in juvenile court.  There are only a few spots remaining for this training, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending!

To register for the training »

You may also call Teresa Lyles at 1-800-542-0813 for more information.