Milwaukee County Child Protective Services (MCPS)

Information for Assessment Centers

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Registration (Form 2596) documents for new and currently contracted agencies.

Scope of Service Program Requirements

Working with MCPS

The Milwaukee Child Protective Services now requires that assessment centers licensed under DCF 59 and used as placement options for children in MCPS’s care must be registered and under contract with the MCPS. This is an open procurement process. Any newly licensed assessment center, or existing centers not currently under contract, may submit a registration package at any time during the year. For centers currently serving the MCPS, a registration package must be submitted annually and is due no later than the first of November each calendar year. A link to the MCPS's registration checklist and the facility information form is listed above along with program requirements..

The review of the registration package is rigorous and encompasses an analysis of the center’s business and organizational capacity, and programming for residents. It is important that you submit all the required materials to avoid delay in processing. Following a satisfactory paper review, a site visit may be scheduled by the MCPS policy and program analyst for out-of-home care. Only those centers that meet the MCPS's minimum requirements will be eligible to contract and receive MCPS placements.

Centers that have been determined eligible will receive a one-year contract with the term running from January 1 through December 31. Newly licensed and registered centers will receive a partial-year contract with the term beginning upon eligibility requirements being met and running through December 31 of that year. Each center is required to re-register on an annual basis in order to receive a contract in any subsequent year.

MCPS registers and contracts with licensed centers only. If you are interested in opening an assessment or stabilization center and have not yet been licensed, obtain more information at: Child Welfare Licensing

Please note: Although a contract may be granted, MCPS does not guarantee placements within any facility. All placements are determined based on the specific needs of the child.

If you have questions about this process and its requirements, please send an email to:

Completed packets are to be submitted to:
Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services
635 N. 26th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1803