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Abramowitz re-appointed executive director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office

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Alan AbramowitzGov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed Alan Abramowitz as executive director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office for another three-year term.

The Guardian ad Litem Program represents abused, abandoned, and neglected children in Florida’s dependency system, and Abramowitz has been executive director since 2010.

In announcing the re-appointment, DeSantis wrote to Abramowitz, “Your appointment is evidence of my utmost confidence in your ability to serve with excellence and distinction.”

Abramowitz said he was honored to serve the governor and the children of Florida.

“I am inspired by the children we serve, the volunteers who give those children a voice, and the hard-working staff who change their lives for the better,” he said.”I want to thank the governor and Legislature for their unwavering support, which has given our volunteers the tools to advocate more effectively for children’s safety, permanency and well-being.”

Sen. Ben Albritton, R-Bartow, a long-time supporter of the Guardian ad Litem Program, said, “Alan not only has a real passion to help improve the lives of children in our state, he actually puts that passion to work. He talks the talk and walks the walk. He’s a deeply valued friend of mine, and we couldn’t be more excited that our governor reappointed him.”

Abramowitz, who served in the Florida National Guard and the U.S. Army, is board certified in juvenile law. He also previously served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer.

Abramowitz received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, his master’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and his law degree from Florida State University.

To learn more about the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, or to become a volunteer, visit www.flgal.org or call 850-922-7213.

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