Pinellas Clerk of Court Named Community Advocate of the Year
The award came as a result of Ken Burke’s support for the guardian ad litem program, which helps children who are abused, neglected, or abandoned.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Ken Burke, clerk of the circuit court and comptroller in Pinellas County, was recognized by the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Office with the Community Advocate of the Year 2015 Sixth Judicial Circuit award.
Burke was acknowledged for his admirable level of support for the guardian ad litem’s program and mission.
“It is with much respect and admiration that I accept this incredibly meaningful recognition,” Burke said. “Advocacy and support go a long way in a foundation as solid and transformative as the guardian ad litem program and I am proud to support their commitment towards improving the lives of children.”
The guardian ad litem program is composed of volunteers and staff who care about children. They are appointed by the court to advocate – speak up – for the best interest of a child who has been abused, neglected, or abandoned. The majority of these children have been removed from their homes and placed with relatives or foster parents.
For information about the guardian ad litem program, or becoming a guardian, go to guardianadlitem.org.
For information about the Pinellas County clerk of court, go to pinellasclerk.org.
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