Press Releases

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Email: DCFMedia@wisconsin.gov

04-23-2014 Governor signs bill extending foster care placement to age 21 for education completion
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2014/pdf/04-23-14-foster-care-to-21.pdf

04-03-2014 Wisconsin’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Launches New Website
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2014/pdf/04-03-14-race-to-the-top-website-released.pdf

02-25-2014 Transform Milwaukee Jobs Program to Help Train and Transition Workers
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2014/022514-transform-milwaukee-jobs-program.htm

01-31-2014 Statement from Department of Children and Families Secretary Anderson on Appointment of Elizabeth Hudson
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2014/pdf/01-31-14-statment-on-appointment-of-elizabeth-hudson.pdf

12-27-2013 Four-Star Child Care Providers Receive Rate Increase
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2013/pdf/12-27-13-four-star-child-care-providers-receive-rate-increase.pdf

10-23-2013 Partnership Improves Milwaukee Child Care, Prepares to Expand
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2013/pdf/10-23-13-matc-youngstar-event.pdf

10-22-2013 Wisconsin Receives Foster Youth Prevention Services Grant. Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families was notified that it has received funding through a two year federal grant, to improve long-term outcomes for children who have been in the foster care system.
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09-18-2013Wisconsin Receives Additional Funding to Expand Home Visiting Services for At-Risk Families
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2013/pdf/09-18-13-home-visiting-expansion-grant.pdf

08-27-2013 The Department of Children and Families held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new building which will house the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. The new building is part of the Governor's Transform Milwaukee initiative, which consolidates BMCW services into one location Click here to read more. BMCW Press Release.

08-08-2013 In honor of the 5th Anniversary of service to children, youth and families of Wisconsin, the Department of Children and Families is getting a new look. Read the Governor's Proclamation honoring the Department's anniversary.

07-31-2013 Burnett County Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Defrauding State.
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2013/pdf/073113_burnett_county_provider_guilty_plea.pdf

07-23-2013 Celebrating Academic Success for Foster Youth
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/072313_celebrating_academic_success.htm

04-16-2013 Governor Walker Declares April 14-20, 2013, "Week of the Young Child" in Wisconsin.
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/041613_week_of_the_young_child.htm

01-24-2013 Department of Children and Families Awards $1.5 million in Refugee Resettlement Support Funds
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/012413_refugee_resettlement_support_funds.htm

10-17-2012 More Child Care Providers Sentenced for Fraud
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/101712_shares_fraud.htm

10-3-2012 Wisconsin Receives Funding for "Supporting Parents Supporting Kids" Initiative
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/100312_supporting_parents_supporting_kids

10-2-2012 Wisconsin Receives Federal Grant to Improve Educational Outcomes for Kids in Foster Care
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/100212_foster_care_grant.htm

9-28-2012 Wisconsin Receives Federal Approval to Improve Support for Foster Care Kids Statewide
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/092812_foster_care.htm

9-28-2012 Milwaukee County Child Welfare Improves
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/092812_milwaukee_child_welfare.htm

7-17-2012 Child Care Provider Found Guilty for Defrauding Taxpayers
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/071712_shares_fraud.htm

6-13-2012 Another Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Taxpayers
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/061312_shares_fraud.htm

5-4-2012 Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Taxpayers
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/050412_shares_fraud.htm

5-3-2012 Community Action Agencies Honored for Work-N-Wheels Programs
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/050312_work_n_wheels.htm

4-27-2012 Cheering On Foster Families At UW Spring Game
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/042712_foster_families.htm

4-26-2012 Anti-Fraud Efforts Result in Child Care Provider Sentenced for Fraud
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/042612_shares_fraud.htm

4-2-2012 "Best Outcomes for Children" Legislation Signed Into Law
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/040212_best_outcome_for_children.htm

3-28-2012 Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty of Fraud
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/032812_shares_fraud.htm

2-2-2012 Child Care Provider Sentenced to Fraud
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/press/2012/020212_shares_fraud.htm

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