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Best Interests of the Children

This is a book long overdue to be written. It is based on the two authors’ knowledge and experience as Guardian ad Litem (GAL) volunteers, known as CASA in some states. The authors paint a vivid portrait of how the State Department of Children and Families (DCF) work nationally to protect abandoned, neglected or abused children, and often why they fail to do so.

"Authors Robert & Miriam Fertig, M.A. wrote a book called “Best Interest of the Child”.   They were both volunteer GAL’s in the 6th Judicial Circuit.  I read the book recently and was impressed with the real stories they tell on their advocacy for the children they gave a voice and made a difference. ..." 


Alan F. Abramowitz

Executive Director

Guardian ad Litem Program

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