Department Initiatives

Circuit 16

Monroe County

Contact Information:
Elena Herrera
DCF Circuit 16 Operations Manager
Elena_Herrera@dcf.state.fl.us

George Gardner
Managing Attorney, Children's Legal Services
George_Gardner@dcf.state.fl.us

Lynda Costello
DCF Attorney
Lynda_Costello@dcf.state.fl.us

View the Everybody's a Teacher Calendar for meetings and special events.

Demographics of Children Served

Action plans will be developed by each county-level team during their upcoming respective meetings. Use this Suggested Activity-Action Plan template from the Everybody's a Teacher backpack.

Circuit 16 Meeting Notes/Minutes


  • Note from George Gardner, Supervising Attorney, 16th Judicial Circuit, Children's Legal Services
    October 18, 2011: I met with the new Superintendent of Schools. He has selected a court liaison and advised that the Interagency agreement would be discussed at the board meeting on November 15, 2011. His predecessor essentially tabled the matter during his tenure.

    Next event:
    Title: School Board Meeting
    When: November 15, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
    Where: Monroe County School District: Administration Board Room, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West, Fl. 33040
    Description: Interagency Agreement.
    Contact: George Gardner - george_gardner@dcf.state.fl.us

  • Message from Raiette Avael - July 26, 2011

  • July 11, 2011 Update

  • Meeting Minutes 02-11-2011