Cumberland County
Guardian ad Litem Program
Be the Voice for a Child in Court

Cumberland County Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Spotlight
Danyel Williams

Ginny Lloyd
Danyel Williams

I was born in Fayetteville, NC, however I have spent the majority of my life in the Raleigh, NC, area. I have a 24-year-old son and a 2-year-old grandson who are the absolute light of my life. I have worked for the NC Department of Public Safety for 15 and a half years and am currently the Manager of Communications for the Special Operations and Intelligence Unit. I am an Army Veteran and a Mom to an Air Force Veteran. 

When I first became a GAL in September 2013, it was after my son had graduated high school, and I had more free time in my schedule which I wanted to share by serving children in need. I have served over 70 children in the last 7 years, and I love it more and more as time goes on.

 I think the measure of a society is how we treat those who are most vulnerable. Children are in foster care due to no fault of their own, and they deserve to have someone who is rooting for them and advocating for them. Children deserve to grow up with the freedom of being their true selves and knowing that they are loved and supported and have whatever tools that can be put in place to ensure a real future. I feel I have a duty to fight for that.

Danyel Williams
Guardian ad Litem Volunteer
District 12 North Carolina Judicial Branch

Thank you, Danyel, for your zealous advocacy for our community’s children!! It is an honor to work alongside you.