Guardian ad Litem is established in the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts by the General Assembly. (N.C.G.S. 7B-1200)
Guardian ad Litem completes the 1983 mandate to have a GAL Program in each judicial district. From the coast to the mountains, the program has staff and volunteers in all 39 judicial districts.
Guardian ad Litem staff create a manual designed to encourage best practices within the program.
Guardian ad Litem celebrates 20 years of advocating for abused and neglected children in the court system. At this time, the program has more than 3,800 GAL volunteers and attorneys serving more than 15,700 children.
For the first time, Guardian ad Litem reaches the milestone of having 5,000 volunteers.
Guardian ad Litem celebrates 30 years of advocacy.