Guardian Ad Litem
Angelique’s story and ultimate home in Child Advocacy began with her own childhood experience with an abusive father. She has overcome those experiences of childhood abuse and describes herself as a survivor, not a victim. Angelique White was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended and graduated from Loyola University with her Bachelor’s degree, and Loyola School of Law with her Juris Doctorate. In 1998, they moved to Gulfport, Mississippi.
Angelique has spent her entire legal career advocating for the best interests of children. She has served for over 15 years as the Attorney-Guardian Ad Litem at Harrison County Youth Court, representing the best interests of thousands of children. In recognition of her excellence and service to the community, she was appointed to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court’s Commission on Children’s Justice in 2015, and is awaiting reappointment for a second term. She has also served on the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Committee for Harrison County Youth Court.
Since its formation in 2010, Angelique has served as an instructor for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) conducting training for new volunteers and existing advocates. She has also participated in training for MDCPS social workers, as well as CLE (Continuing Legal Education) classes for attorneys and paralegals in the field of Child Advocacy. Angelique has also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Tulane University School of Professional Advancement.
Without hesitation, Angelique will tell you that her greatest accomplishments in life are her faith and her family. She has been married to Darren White for more than 29 years and is the mother of two children, Hannah (23) and Christian (13). They attend Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast in Biloxi.