Press Releases

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9-15-2016 Agency Budget Request Summary 2017-2019 Biennium

8-31-2016 New Program Takes Aim at Rural Poverty

8-22-2016 August is National Child Support Awareness Month

7-22-2016 Foster Youth honored for academic achievement

5-16-2016 Wisconsin Share County Performance Awards

5-2-2016 Foster Care Awards Present by First Lady and DCF Secretary

4-1-2016 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

4-1-2016 Caring for Kids Awards News Release

11-2-2015 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards presented

10-02-2015 DCF Supports Efforts to End Domestic Violence in Wisconsin

09-15-2015 Wisconsin Creates Task Force to Fight Human Trafficking

07-13-2015 Community Collaboration Award presented to Youth Services program

06-30-2015 Foster Youth Graduation honors academic success of state youths

06-20-2015 Wisconsin Recognizes World Refugee Day

06-17-2015 Milwaukee County and DCF team with Brewers to honor fathers

05-27-2015 First Lady and DCF Secretary Recognize Foster Parents and Foster Youth

05-15-2015 Wisconsin Counties Receive Award for Child Care Performance

05-15-2015 Wisconsin Child Care Providers Receive Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Awards

05-07-2015 ADVOCAP Community Action Agency Honored

04-12-2015 Governor Walker Declares April 12-18 “Week of the Young Child” in Wisconsin

03-06-2015 Wisconsin Receives $11 Million to Support Pregnant Women, Children and Families

12-05-14 New Grants Improve Educational Opportunities for Wisconsin Child Care Providers

11-18-14 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards presented

10-10-14 YoungStar program improves early childhood education throughout Wisconsin

09-25-14 Summary of 2015-17 DCF Budget Requests

08-13-2014 Lac du Flambeau and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families sign Title IV-E agreement

06-20-2014 Foster Youth Graduation event celebrates academic success

05-08-2014 Indianhead Community Action Agency Honored

05-08-2014 Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Recognized

04-23-2014 Governor signs bill extending foster care placement to age 21 for education completion

04-03-2014 Wisconsin’s Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Launches New Website

02-25-2014 Transform Milwaukee Jobs Program to Help Train and Transition Workers

01-31-2014 Statement from Department of Children and Families Secretary Anderson on Appointment of Elizabeth Hudson

10-23-2013 Partnership Improves Milwaukee Child Care, Prepares to Expand

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

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.

07-23-2013 Celebrating Academic Success for Foster Youth

04-16-2013 Governor Walker Declares April 14-20, 2013, "Week of the Young Child" in Wisconsin.

01-24-2013 Department of Children and Families Awards $1.5 million in Refugee Resettlement Support Funds

10-17-2012 More Child Care Providers Sentenced for Fraud

10-3-2012 Wisconsin Receives Funding for "Supporting Parents Supporting Kids" Initiative

10-2-2012 Wisconsin Receives Federal Grant to Improve Educational Outcomes for Kids in Foster Care

9-28-2012 Wisconsin Receives Federal Approval to Improve Support for Foster Care Kids Statewide

9-28-2012 Milwaukee County Child Welfare Improves

7-17-2012 Child Care Provider Found Guilty for Defrauding Taxpayers

6-13-2012 Another Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Taxpayers

5-4-2012 Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Taxpayers

5-3-2012 Community Action Agencies Honored for Work-N-Wheels Programs

4-27-2012 Cheering On Foster Families At UW Spring Game

4-26-2012 Anti-Fraud Efforts Result in Child Care Provider Sentenced for Fraud

4-2-2012 "Best Outcomes for Children" Legislation Signed Into Law

3-28-2012 Child Care Provider Pleads Guilty of Fraud

2-2-2012 Child Care Provider Sentenced to Fraud

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