Guardian ad Litem
Former guardian ad litem Julia Bloodsworth from the Augusta, Georgia judicial district is very clear about the problems in Georgia’s family court system and about what families and children are facing.
Julia has been a GAL in the Augusta district for 12 years, but recently retired.
Since retiring she has been active in observing cases and supporting parents and advocates to help them understand how to better navigate the process.
James O’Brien/Pro Advocate Radio
Talk Show Host
James O’Brien is the Producer and Co-Host of 92.5 FM’s Bear Country Sports Show, the only radio show featuring high school prep sports year round in the metropolitan Atlanta area. James began with 92.5 FM The Bear by co-hosting Hometown Radio and producing shows which focused on areas of state-wide interest with Georgia authors, the Georgia film making industry and local non-profits. Some of his most memorable interviews include the legendary Vince Dooley, former Georgia Bulldogs football coach and athletic director, Jim Fowler from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and Hunter Strickland with the world championship San Francisco Giants.
In addition to his role with 92.5 FM The Bear, James hosts (the newly launched) Pro Advocate Radio’s weekly show with My Advocacy Center’s Executive Director, Deb Beacham.
Pro Advocate Radio is designed to give a voice to advocates and families focused on serving the needs of children. The show will call attention to current issues and challenges facing families, advocates, educators, healthcare providers and law enforcement.
James, a native Georgian, and long time girls’ softball coach, is the proud father of three daughters, a grandson and now a new grand-baby. Life is good.
Deb Beacham/My Advocate Center
Founder, Executive Director
Bold moves are being made to help parents understand how to better transition through & out of conflict, meaning we help reduce stress for children, and preserve family time & resources for their benefit.
Professionals who are like-minded are encouraged to connect and become a part of our Resource Directory. Please visit the Counsel for Change group page here on LinkedIn to learn more about our discussions. Our advisory panel reviews professionals to ensure certain standards are met. If you are focused on upholding ethics rules, professional duty, and are committed to helping children receive the best that both parents have to offer, let us know.
Our investigations, initiatives & strategies are also well suited to supporting government agencies in making necessary improvements to programs & services. It is important that these changes are made to better serve parents & children; but it is also possible to yield a positive economic return for each community & state.
MAC’s purpose in contributing to agencies & other organizations is to improve the divorce/child custody process in a way that leaves our communities stronger & better able to support the needs of children. We now have opportunities to lessen the impact of family violence, addiction & other dysfunction, while putting our financial resources to better use.
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When it comes to guiding public policy to improve the process, and to helping parents navigate through high-conflict custody cases, no other collection of experts and resources is better positioned to give you clear and actionable insight.