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Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc.

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About Us

Speak Up for Kids of Palm Beach County, Inc. is the exclusive 501(c)(3) fundraising arm for the Guardian ad Litem Program of Palm Beach County, Florida. We champion best-interest child advocacy through the recruitment, training and retention of court-appointed volunteer child advocates.

Through effective advocacy the cycles of abuse, violence, and crime are being broken one child at a time, and children’s futures are being rewritten. These “guardian angels” are committed solely to each child’s emotional, educational, and physical well-being throughout dependency court proceedings as the only 100% objective voice, serving as ‘the eyes and ears of the dependency court’.

OUR TARGETED INITIATIVES
#1 Therapeutic Court - An award-winning pilot, the first of its kind in the US, to serve the most complex cases in our county through a round-table team approach. Every agency involved in a child’s case is represented and held accountable every week in a single meeting with Judge oversight. In its first year, TC achieved 11 adoptions across the 20 most

#2 Early Childhood Court - Child victims of abuse enter the system at every age. ECC is targeting the best interests of infant and toddler child victims and their families working toward safe, permanent placement of these young ones faster.

#3 Foster Palm Beach - Dependency numbers continue to rise, and safe housing for our children remains in short supply. In 2018, we extended our impact efforts by creating Foster Palm Beach to recruit more foster families locally - a natural extension of our efforts to Speak Up for Kids.

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2018 impact!
Equation of Hope
Max's Story
Heartfelt Advocacy
Foster Palm Beach

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Coleen LaCosta
Executive Director