Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities


Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)

The Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) is a federal process administered by the Children's Bureau (CB) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) designed to assure taht states met the following requirements:

  1. States follow federal child welfare standards.
  2. States conduct and provide to the CB a comprehensive assessment of state child welfare system functioning. 
  3. States are able to identify areas that are working well and child welfare system challenges.

The CFSR focuses on program outcomes for child safety, permanency, as well as child and family well-being. The review process also assess state-level capacity to deliver both child welfare services and program outcomes. For more information on the overall CFSR process, see the Children's Bureau Website. A CFSR fact sheet provides more information on the process. 


Federal Plans

Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) - Federal Fiscal Year (October 1st - September 30th)

Child and Family Services Plan - A Five Year Plan

Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSR)

Wisconsin completed Round 3 of the Child and Family Services Review (CFSR) in 2018. Results of this review process are available in the below documents.

Wisconsin CFSR Rounds 1 and 2 Information - Prior federal CFSR reviews are available on the Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau web page. There is the opportunity to compare results between states for all rounds. You will find the:

  • Statewide Assessments
  • CFSR Final Reports
  • Program Improvement Plans
  • Individual Key Findings Reports