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Guardian Ad Litem – Circuit 20

Holly Rodriguez, Circuit Director Twentieth Judicial Circuit Mailing Address Lee County Justice Center Annex 1700 Monroe Street Fort Myers, FL 33901 Physical Address 2075 West First Street, Suite 300 Fort Myers, FL 33901 Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee 239-533-KIDS (5437)

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

Southwest Florida Foster Adoptive Parent Association

Co-Presidents Wendy and Paul Vernon

Children’s Legal Services – Circuit 20 (DCF)

Debra Dryce Bass Managing Attorney 2295 Victoria Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Office: (239) 895-0145 E-mail:

Children’s Legal Services – Circuit 12 (DCF)

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

Children’s Network of SW Florida

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. (All of Judicial Circuit 20.) Contact: Nadereh Salim, CEO,, 2232 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901, (239) 226-1524

Safe Children Coalition

Community Based Care Lead Agency for: DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. (All of Judicial Circuit 12) Contact: Brena Slater, CEO 1500 Independence Blvd. Suite 210 Sarasota, FL 34239 (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