Purpose of Survey

Our Guardian ad Litem Volunteers are essential to ensuring the safety and well-being of the vulnerable children and youth with whom we all work. To determine if you are receiving the support needed to fulfill your responsibilities, the staff and I have designed this survey to assess volunteer satisfaction and to identify areas in need of strengthening. This survey should require less than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts; your feedback is critical to our Circuit's continuous improvement. As always, a sincere thank you as well for all you do.
Deborah Moore, Circuit Director, 2nd Judicial Circuit

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* 1. Please check the county or counties in which you primarily serve.

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* 2. How long have you been a certified Guardian ad Litem volunteer?

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* 3. What is the number of cases to which you are currently assigned?

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* 4. What is the total number of cases to which you have been assigned since becoming a certified GAL volunteer? Please include your current caseload in this number.

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* 5. Would you accept another case at this time?

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* 6. Please rate how supported you feel by each of the following:

  Very Supported Somewhat Supported Neutral Little Support No Support Not Applicable
Child Advocacy Coordinator
Child's Best Interest Attorney
GAL Support Staff
Peer Mentor
Fellow Volunteers

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* 7. Please rate the ease with which you are able to obtain information about your case from the following:

  Very Easy Somewhat Easy Somewhat Difficult Very Difficult Not Applicable
Caregivers (Foster Parents/Relatives)
Biological Parents
Group Home Staff
Dependency Case Manager
School Personnel
Medical Personnel
Therapist(s)

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* 8. How often do you visit the Circuit 2 website (www.gal2.org) or the Circuit's social media sites to view continuing education opportunities, newsletter, event announcements, blogs, alerts, tweets or posts?

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* 9. If you do not regularly visit the Circuit 2 website or social media sites, please indicate your reason (s) below. Please check all that apply.

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* 10. Were you assigned a Peer Mentor? If you answer No or Not Applicable, please skip to Question #14.

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* 11. Did/do you utilize your Peer Mentor's support?

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* 12. How helpful was/is your Peer Mentor?

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* 13. What type of assistance did/do you seek from your Peer Mentor? Please check all that apply.

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* 14. Does your Child Advocacy Coordinator remind you about a Judicial Review hearing at least 2-3 weeks prior to the court date?

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* 15. How may the Child Advocacy Team assist you with your Monthly Visitation and Judicial Review reports? Please check all that apply.

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* 16. How do you and your assigned Child Advocacy Coordinator communicate? Please check all that apply.

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* 17. How often do you and your assigned Child Advocacy Coordinator communicate? Please check all that apply.

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* 18. In the past 6 months, how many face-to-face meetings have you had with your Child Advocacy Coordinator?

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* 19. Over the past year, how many continuing education workshops offered by the 2nd Judicial Circuit have you attended?

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* 20. Are you aware of the Educational Advocacy Certification training?

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* 21. Have you completed the Educational Advocacy Certification training?

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* 22. If you have not completed the Educational Advocacy Certification training, do you plan to do so?

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* 23. What type of What continuing education topics would you like to see offered during the coming year? Please check all that apply.

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* 24. Please add any additional comments or questions you have about the Guardian ad Litem Program and/or your role as a volunteer.

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