DCFS INFO MEMO 99-16

           December 28, 1999

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

To: Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau Directors
County Department of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities
    Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
From: Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator
Re: WiSACWIS

As you are aware, the Division of Children and Family Services is currently in the midst of an automation project charged with the development and implementation of an automated child welfare system. While this system is targeted for initial implementation for the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, it is collaboratively being designed for statewide implementation.

To leverage the momentum, experience and efficiencies of the current project team, statewide responsibility is consolidated under the umbrella of the existing WiSACWIS project office. Retaining the continuity and structure of the current project team is critical to being able to effectively manage an increased project scope. Joyce Rose will continue to lead the WiSACWIS project office, including the statewide responsibilities. Dennis Kirchoff will continue to work on important statewide implementation planning tasks as part of the WiSACWIS project office team.

It is my expectation that the entire WiSACWIS team serve as a positive catalyst in our continuing commitment to achieving project success. Please do not hesitate to contact either Joyce or myself with any questions or concerns. Thank you.

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Joyce Rose
WiSACWIS Project Director
115 W. Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-0125
Fax: (608) 261-7551

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