Guardian Ad-Litem

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (GAL/CASA) is a program of the Boone County Circuit Court. Volunteer advocates are appointed by the Judge to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children. The GAL/CASA helps the child understand what is happening, and make sure that they do not get overburdened by the on goings of their case. The GAL/CASA investigates the details of the case and advocates for the child. The CASA stays with the case from the start until the case is closed and the child is in a safe and permanent home. 

Services & Resources

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boone County Guardian Ad Litem/Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is to ensure that the best interests of abused and neglected children are presented in court proceedings without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex or national origin as defined by Indiana Statutes.


  1. The Program will recruit and train volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children in; abuse and neglect cases, juvenile delinquency cases, divorce/custody, paternity, guardianship, adoption, termination of parental rights, and/or proceedings in which the Program is appointed by the Judge of the Circuit or Superior Courts of Boone County.
  2. The Director and volunteers will conduct their own fact-finding in order to recommend appropriate dispositions, facilitate and advocate to aid in ensuring a safe, stable, and nurturing family relationship and needed services. The GAL/CASA will monitor child(ren) for progress, needed services and the following of court orders by those overseeing and providing services to the family and the children.
  3. The Boone County GAL/CASA Program will strive to improve opportunities for the youth of Boone County by advocating and informing the community of needs of children and their families. The program will strive to increase the public awareness of legislative issues and the prevention of child abuse and neglect through educational and recreational avenues.
Our Office Hours

Mon-Fri  8am-4pm


Boone County Courthouse

304 Courthouse Square

Lebanon, IN 46052


Dave Schoening



Phone: 765-483-5252

Fax: 765-335-7288

[email protected]

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