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Guardian Ad Litem – Circuit 12

Toni Latortue , Circuit Director Twelfth Judicial Circuit 1051 Manatee Avenue W, Hensley Wing, Suite 330, Bradenton, FL 34205 DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota 941-744-9473

Children’s Legal Services – Circuit 12 (DCF)

Andrew Chiang Managing Attorney 1864 17th St. Sarasota FL 34234 Office: (941) 527-4282 E-mail:

Safe Children Coalition

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. (All of Judicial Circuit 12.) Operated by Sarasota Family YMCA, Inc. Contact: Brena Slater, Vice President,, 1500 Independence Blvd., Suite 210, Sarasota, FL 34234, (941) 371-4799, Ext 190

Manatee County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

President: Christina Manders Vice President: Michele Connizzo Secretary: Brandy DeHart Towler Treasurer: Joanne Brown Membership: Renee Mathew Communication: Ronda Banks Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month (except July) from 6:30-8:30pm at The Source Church in Bradenton. July meeting is held the second

DeSoto County Foster and Adoptive Parent Association

(Meets third Tuesday of each month, 11:30 am – 1 p.m. @ Safe Children Coalition office in Arcadia) Cindy Konold, President For prospective new foster parents: Safe Children Coalition foster parent recruitment line: 866-661-5656 Safe Children Coalition foster parent email: