Guardian ad Litem, also known as GAL, works towards helping the abused, neglected and abandoned children of Hillsborough County. The organization represents children who need help during legal proceedings. It also provides training related to courtroom procedure, child welfare and the special needs of children to volunteers. Guardian ad Litem monitors their well-being and serves as an advisor in the courts. It is associated with Voices for Children, which is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to volunteer guardians. Guardian ad Litem is located in Tampa, Fla.