Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Alan Abramowitz as head of the state’s child advocates program.
The Governor’s Office announced the appointment Wednesday night for a term of Feb. 8, 2017-Feb. 8, 2019.
Abramowitz, 54, of Tallahassee, has been Executive Director of the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program since 2010.
Guardians ad litem represent the interests of children in court proceedings, especially in divorce and juvenile dependency matters.
Abramowitz, who served in the Florida National Guard and the United States Army from 1983-98, was state director for family safety for the Department of Children and Families.
He’s also been chief legal counsel for the Department of Children and Families’ Central Florida area and Assistant General Counsel for the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Abramowitz received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, his law degree from Florida State University, and his master’s degree from the University of Central Florida.