Milwaukee County Child Protective Services

Assessment and Stabilization Centers

Information for Agencies licensed through DCF 59


DMCPS requires that shelter care facilities operating as Assessment and Stabilization Centers (ASCs) for DMCPS and used as placement options for children in DMCPS care must be registered and under contract with DMCPS. The registration and contract process is open: any newly licensed shelter care facility, or existing shelter care facility not currently under contract, may submit a registration form to DMCPS at any time during the calendar year. For shelter care facilities currently under contract, a registration form must be submitted annually and is due no later than September 1st every year. Links to the registration form and the Scope of Services for the current contract year and the next contract year are below.

  • Registration Form: Download the form and use the Tab key to move from field to field
  • Updated Annual Budget required to be submitted with registration form
  • 2021 Scope of Service 
  • 2022 Scope of Service, available August 1, 2021

Be sure to submit a completed registration form to avoid delaying the registration and contracting process. The information in your registration form will also be used by the Contracted Case Management Agencies and the Placement Referral Unit to make appropriate placement referrals for children/youth. Following a satisfactory paper review, a site visit may be scheduled by the DMCPS Contract Administrator.

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

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