District 17B                                                           


Phone: 336-386- 3721
Email: GAL.District17B@ccourts.org
Primary Address: 201 East Kapp Street, Dobson, NC 27017 (see map)
Satellite Address: HWY 89- 1012 Main St., Danbury, NC 27016 (see map)
Counties Covered: Stokes, Surry

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Training for New Volunteers:

  • On October 12, 2021 we will begin the next training class for those interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Child Advocate in Stokes or Surry County. New volunteer training will be held virtually on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm for six weeks. Trainees will utilize an online classroom between virtual sessions to complete assignments.

    If you are interested in being included in this class please apply now on this website.

    A Legal Updates InService will be held virtually on November 8, 2021 beginning at 6pm for current volunteers as well as those in training. If you are a current volunteer and are interested in attending please contact your supervisor.



Spring Newsletter 2019



"I believe my job as a GAL is to try to ask the ultimate question: What is best for this child? So hard, so necessary is this question — it rises above all others. Such is the dilemma of a GAL." 

— Judy Rhoden, GAL since 2009


The lessons I expected to learn as a GAL were that children are resilient and that all children love their parents. That’s not what I learned, sometimes those things are true and sometimes they aren’t. What I have learned, continue to learn, is that children are people in their own right and not simply extensions of their parents or families. They aren’t waiting for their 18th birthday to become someone. They are all unique individuals deserving of respect and consideration with a right to have a say in their own stories.





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