January 21, 1998

Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Division of Children and Family Services
Re: P. L. 105-89, The Adoption and Safe Families Act

Attached is a summary of the recently enacted Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 prepared by the Child Welfare League of America as well as a copy of the Act for your information.

We are excited about the opportunities this law provides to the children and families in Wisconsin and look forward to working with you to implement the law in state statutes, policies, and practices and at the local level as well.

Please contact Linda Hisgen, Director of the Bureau of Programs and Policies, at

(608) 266-6799 should you have questions about the law.

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Linda Hisgen, Director
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 465
P. O. Box 8916
Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8916
(608) 266-6799


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County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs

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