Our Primary Mission
The primary mission of the Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute (OKGALI) is to provide children from low income families free legal representation--a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)--in family courts. We give children a voice in the courtroom about their past, present and future.
Highly Effective Investigators
Guardians Ad Litem are highly effective investigators who thoroughly review court, school, counseling and medical records. We interview family members, teachers, caregivers, neighbors and friends. We give the court insight into the behind-the-scenes and bigger picture of what’s happening in the life of this child. All of this work is to help to ensure that the best interests of all children are considered by the family court when determining the future care and custody of the children.
We Train Court Advocates
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, our secondary mission is to provide education, training and resources to other court advocates and experts in ways that they can help children in family courts.