DCF Leadership

The department is headed by a secretary, who is appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, and has five divisions. The department works in partnership with local governments, health and social services agencies, private providers, and concerned and affected citizens to ensure all Wisconsin children and youth are safe and loved members of thriving families and communities.

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Executive Team

The Executive Team is appointed by Wisconsin's governor and has the day-to-day tasks of managing the Department of Children and Families, as well as determining our agency's future direction.

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Executive Offices

The Executive Offices oversee department operations and policies and support the department's five divisions.

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The Department of Children and Families is made up of the Secretary's Office and five divisions organized according to human services function. 

Learn About Division Leadership