Crime, Legal Related

OKLAHOMA GUARDIAN AD LITEM INSTITUTE

aka Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute

Edmond, OK

Mission

The Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute serves the public and the courts by doing an independent investigation regarding the best interests of children in low income families at no charge for family law courts; reporting to the courts the results of our investigation, including preferences of children who've reached a sufficient age and maturity to state a preference; and making recommendations regarding the care and custody of children that is in their best interests. Through our independent investigations, we help the courts determine the facts, needs of the children involved in family law litigation, and the resources appropriate to meet those needs. We also provide training and education to other guardians ad litem to assist them in advocating for children in family law litigation.

Ruling Year

2016

Executive Director

Sharon Wigdor Byers

Main Address

1701 Signal Ridge Drive Suite 110

Edmond, OK 73013 USA

Keywords

Guardian Ad Litem representation and advocacy for the best interests of children in family law courts

EIN

81-2175628

 Number

0816044262

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Legal Services (I80)

Public Interest Law/Litigation (I83)

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Guardian Ad Litem Representation

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OKLAHOMA GUARDIAN AD LITEM INSTITUTE

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

Organizational Demographics

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