Special Initiatives

Gabriel Myers Work Group

Gabriel Myers

About the Gabriel Myers Work Group

Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary George H. Sheldon established a work group to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers. Gabriel died on April 16 when police indicated he apparently hanged himself in the shower of his foster parents' Margate home. The work group conducted a full inquiry into the facts of the case, in light of case management and judicial decisions, as well as determine the contributing effects that psychotropic drugs and sexual abuse had. Media queries should be directed to the DCF Communications Office in Tallahassee at (850) 488-4855.

Correspondence with
Food and Drug
Administration (FDA)
Gabriel Myers
Case Information
Final Report
Final Rule and
Medical Report
  • Rule 65C-35
    (Filed 2/25/2010; Effective 3/17/2010)
  • CF-FSP 5339 Medical Report
    (PDF | Word )

Operating Procedure

Children and Families Operating Procedure No. 155-10 175-40 Family Safety Mental Health Services For Children with Mental Health and Any Co-Occurring Substance Abuse Treatment Needs In Out-Of-Home Care Placements


Child on Child Sexual Abuse Workgroup Materials