MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
Guardian Ad Litems (GAL)

Guardian Ad Litems (GAL) are appointed by the Judge in every case involving an abused or neglected child which results in a judicial proceeding to appear for and represent the child. The GAL shall be fully informed of all aspects of the case and be provided with all reports relevant to the case. The GAL attends FDTC admission and pre-court staffings, FDTC hearings, and underlying dependency case hearings and family support team meetings.