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Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
About the BMCW
The mission of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) is to promote the best interest of children by supporting and encouraging families' efforts to resolve problems that threaten the safety of their children. We remove children from their homes when they are not safe. When children cannot be reunited with their families, we will provide suitable alternatives in permanent, stable, and nurturing homes.
Oversight and Administration of BMCW
On January 1, 1998, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services assumed responsibility for the Milwaukee County child welfare system. Milwaukee is the only county in Wisconsin to have a child welfare system operated directly by the state. In 2008, the Department of Children and Families was created and the BMCW became part of the Division of Safety and Permanence.
Child welfare services are provided by the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW). Services are provided from a central administrative site located in the City of Milwaukee and neighborhood service-delivery sites located throughout the county.
Speakers: Staff from the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare are available to speak to your group about a variety of topics regarding child welfare. If you are interested, contact (414) 220-7042 or email.
June 03, 2013