WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Children in foster care in New Hanover and Pender counties have volunteers to represent them in court after today.
Ten more Guardian ad Litems were sworn in at the Juvenile Justice Court in Wilmington.
For the volunteers, helping children in need is something very important and personal.
“It means a lot for me,” Sue Jameson said after being sworn in. “I was a career educator for 34 years and saw lots of children come through my classroom, and some of them, their brains are on stress overload, and they really can’t access education, because they’re so worried about things in their family.”
The Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association says on average one child a day is taken from his or her home and placed in foster care in New Hanover and Pender counties.