Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

The ninth annual Caring for Kids Awards will be presented to dedicated and caring professionals in the field of social work nominated by their peers and chosen to be recognized for the commitment to serve children and families throughout the state of Wisconsin. If you know of a deserving person, please nominate them today.

On February 14, couples around the United States celebrate their love for each other with the observation of Valentine’s Day. Additionally, the week leading up to the holiday has been designated as National Marriage Week and Proclaimed Marriage Week in Wisconsin by Governor Walker, an effort to strengthen and support this important institution.   

Members of the Future of the Family Commission recently met with Governor Walker to discuss their recommendations and to answer questions about their final report. During the meeting, the Governor thanked them for their commitment to improving the lives of all Wisconsin families and for the thoughtful approach they took during their deliberations.

Welcome to the new Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) website. We hope that you find the new site easier to use and more responsive to your needs.

Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is targeting the issue of poverty in Wisconsin’s most economically disadvantaged areas with an exciting new subsidized work program. The Transitional Jobs (TJ) program is a public/private partnership that teams local businesses looking for a low-risk way to expand their workforce with eligible unemployed or underemployed job-seekers in need of training and mentorship. The program has a specific focus of helping people with high-barriers gain the skills needed to transition into long-term, family sustaining jobs.

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