Kinship Providers Cri du Coeur

The expressive French phrase, ‘un cri du coeur‘, says it all about the Picchiotti bills on behalf of kinship providers of custodial care for their grandchildren. These bills are truly a cry from the heart of good people, begging the … Continue reading

We Support Rep John Picchiotti’s Bills For Kinship Providers

We strongly support all of Rep John Picchiotti‘s bills. All of them are very much needed by those children who have been abandoned by parents, or whose parents are determined to be “unfit”. The bills fill a gap in healthy … Continue reading

We Are Asking the Sun Set On LD 872 Guardian ad litem law

To: Members of the Judiciary Committee for Thursday, March 23rd at 1 pm From: Jerome A Collins,  Maine Guardian ad litem Alert Re: LD 457, the “Sunset” Bill, sponsor: Rep Matthew Moonen We strongly oppose this bill. The sun should … Continue reading

Has the Guardian ad litem Problem Vanished – It Has According to the Judicial Branch

September 2012 the one public member on the Guardian ad litem  Task Force wrote a minority report to the Judicial Branch regarding issues with the task force. February 15, 2017 the Judicial Branch present their final report on LD 872. … Continue reading

Guardians ad Litem (GALs) Vendor Services Survey – Ending 2/15/2017

As part of LD 872 An Act To Improve the Quality of Guardian ad Litem Services for the Children and Families of Maine the Judicial Branch was required to survey consumers of their vendors services. If your case is finished … Continue reading

The Re-Appointment of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll

Dear Members of Maine’s Judiciary Committee, Judges serve an important function within our society preserving the law. They do this by interpreting the law in a fair way and being consistent in that interpretation. The decision of reappointment should not … Continue reading

Consumer Survey On – The ReAppointment of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll

As a consumer of judicial services you have a unique opportunity to complete vetting of the Honorable Daniel F. Driscoll who is up for re-appointment. The Maine Judiciary Committee will be going through formalities Thursday February 2, 2017 at 2 … Continue reading

Are Our New GAL Rules and Complaint Process Working in Maine?

2016 was the first year that the new rules for Guardians ad litem were in use for consumers. It is also the first full year that these new rules and complaint process was in effect. For those who don’t remember … Continue reading

Maine’s 128 Legislature to Consider Bills Concerning Guardians ad litem

We are aware of three bills concerning Guardians ad litem which will be up for consideration in Maine’s 128 legislative session. Currently all we have are the titles of three bills. They are as follows: Under the heading of Domestic … Continue reading