Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities


The Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, presented awards to honor two individuals for their contributions in the fight against domestic violence in a special ceremony held at the state Capitol. The ceremony was hosted as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a statewide effort to raise awareness about the effects of domestic abuse.

Since 1991, the Governor’s Council on Domestic Abuse has selected recipients for Outstanding Achievement in Domestic Abuse Issues awards.

On a single day in Wisconsin, approximately 2,500 victims seek assistance from a domestic abuse program. To increase awareness about incidences of domestic abuse and recognize advocates, Governor Walker has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

From hotline workers to advocates and police officers, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) sincerely thanks these dedicated professionals for advocating for the awareness and prevention of domestic violence, and for protecting and helping victims rebuild their lives.

In an effort to shed light on the issue of trafficking in Wisconsin, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) has recently launched the WI, We Need to Talk public awareness campaign.

Aimed at informing Wisconsin citizens about youth sex trafficking, the WI, We Need to Talk campaign can help you recognize the warning signs of trafficking that could be taking place in your community, and what you can do to help the young people who might be at risk.

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) has joined the statewide campaign to strengthen children and families in a novel way – with the launch of a community-wide license plate campaign. In partnership with the Celebrate Children Foundation, DCF is calling on you to purchase a Celebrate Children license plate which supports increased access to education, programs and services designed to strengthen families across Wisconsin.

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!

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