State budget information

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The 2019-21 biennial budget presents an opportunity for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its various stakeholders to address critical needs we encounter serving Wisconsin’s children and families. The funding included in the Governor’s budget proposal will help the agency and its partners connect the dots in new and innovative ways, allowing us to provide services that will improve the lives of families. For organizational purposes, the proposals included group into four major subject areas that DCF oversees. Those being:

  • Addressing the child welfare crisis
  • Increasing access to high-quality child care and supporting family well-being
  • Advancing a system of youth justice that provides youth with the tools to thrive
  • Investing in families and communities to strengthen the economy

You can also access the entire DCF budget analysis via pdf file.