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GAL Program recognized for productivity

For the fourth year in a row, the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program received the Prudential Davis Productivity Award sponsored by Florida TaxWatch.    

 
The GAL Program was recognized for its work in moving children out of foster care and into permanent homes. In addition to improving outcomes for children, the program saved more than $2 million in money for foster care during the 2012-13 fiscal year.

“This is actual, tangible proof that outsiders have said [our volunteers] are doing a good job and making a difference,” said GAL Executive Director Alan Abramowitz.

While the program saves the state tax dollars, Abramowitz said it also safeguards something perhaps even more valuable.

“Probably even more important to our volunteers is how much heartache it reduces,” he said.