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The 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. July 1, 2008, the Bureau transferred to the new Department of Children and Families, under the Division of Safety and Permanence.
Child protective services are provided by the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW) from a central administrative site located in the City of Milwaukee and two region locations.
BMCW - Vision, Commitment and History (Settlement Agreement)
Community Education and Mandated Reporter Training
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, call (414) 220-7042.
BMCW is providing programs to help the community understand its mission and role in ensuring the safety of children in Milwaukee county. The sessions are open to the public. To request the schedule for upcoming programs.
Last Revised: April 04, 2012