Mary Cagle

QPI Consultant

Mary Cagle works as a consultant for the Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative.  Her career spanned many years as a prosecutor in Miami-Dade County, CEO of CHARLEE, a foster care agency, the Director of Children’s Legal Services for the State of Florida, and Inspector General for Miami-Dade County.  During her years leading Florida’s lawyers in the dependency system, she worked closely with YLC, advocating for trauma-informed transitions when children are moved from one placement to another and ensuring that foster parents and birth parents were empowered to build relationships to reduce the child’s trauma after removal, while in care and during the reunification process.


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