Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

File a Complaint

The Department of Children and Families takes all complaints seriously. If you have an issue with one of our programs and need resolution, we want to make sure it reaches the right person. Please see the list below to make sure your complaint is filed with the right people. If you don't see what you are looking for below, you can fill out our general complaints form.

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Child Abuse

Child Care

Child Support

Civil Rights

Fraud

Milwaukee Child Protective Services

Out-of-Home Care Providers

Child Treatment

If you have a concerns about how a child is being treated, contact the Child Protective Services agency for the county where the child is in care.

County Worker

If you have a complaint about a county worker, call or email the Child Welfare Complaints Contact for the county where the worker is employed.

Group Home, Residential Care Center, Shelter Care, or Child Placing Agency concerns

If you have concerns about a Group Home, Residential Care Center, Shelter Care, or Child Placing Agency, contact the DCF Child Welfare Facility Licensing section.

Foster Home Provider or Guardian

you have a complaint about a foster home provider or guardian, contact the Foster Care Coordinator for the county where the provider or guardian is located.

Kinship Care Provider

If you have a complaint about a kinship care provider, contact the Kinship Care Coordinator for the county where the provider is located.

General Complaint Form