Parent Advisory Group

The planning work to launch a Parent Advisory Group (PAG) in Wisconsin to help provide feedback to shape child support policy was started in January 2022. The group will further the Department of Children and Families' (DCF) efforts to carry out its work with a diverse, equitable, and inclusive lens. The group will support the parents and caregivers who work hard to protect and support their children’s futures by elevating their voices. It will also inform child support professionals who assist Wisconsin's families by giving them access to objective feedback.

A diverse group of people sit at a desk for a meeting

The Parent Advisory Group aims to provide the communities that the Wisconsin Child Support Program serves with an opportunity to make their voices heard and share their concerns in a safe and respectful environment. Toward that end, the group will help shape policy to better support these communities.

Learn More

Participants will be asked to attend quarterly virtual meetings. Learn more about PAG in this flyer (view a Spanish version of the flyer). 


The group will have approximately eight to 12 members, who will be selected based on the following criteria: 

  • Payors and payees
  • Positive and negative experiences with the child support program
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Economic class
  • Education level
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Ethnicity

Our goal is to select parents and guardians who are representative of child support cases in Wisconsin in as many demographic areas as possible. The expectation is that member parents of the PAG are capable of providing input on policy, program, and procedural issues that the department is tasked with addressing. The goal is for this committee to be a real partner and resource in advising the bureau, department, and our partners. 

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Interested in joining the group? Have ideas about how to improve the child support process in Wisconsin? 

Apply now 

Spanish application