About the Fourth Judicial District—Hennepin County

The Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program is located in Hennepin County. Hennepin County is the largest of Minnesota’s 87 counties with almost one quarter of the state’s population. Minneapolis is its largest city and the county seat. The Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program is certified by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association and was an original member when  first established  in 1982.

We provide the pre-service 40-hour Guardian ad Litem training on site which is specific to the process and culture of the Hennepin County courts and child protection system. At any given time, Guardians ad Litem in the Fourth District represent the best interests of some 2,000 vulnerable children involved in the child protection system through  no fault of their own. As this district is very diverse, we continue to recruit volunteers to more closely represent the diversity of the children we serve.

Interested in volunteering in the Fourth Judicial District?

If you’re interested or would like more information about serving as a CASA volunteer in Hennepin County, please fill out our volunteer application form online.

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PO BOX 454
Minneapolis, MN 55343

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Minnesota is a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (National CASA). A grant from National CASA supports this website and our efforts to encourage communication, development, and effective advocacy for CASA volunteers and Guardians ad Litem statewide.

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