Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

DCF Councils and Commissions

Public Meetings

Child Welfare Advisory Council

Child Welfare Advisory Council

The highest priority of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is to assure the safety of children throughout Wisconsin. The Council on Child Welfare, convenes key leaders in child abuse prevention and protective services from across the state to provide advice and counsel to the Department of Children and Families on matters related to protecting vulnerable children and advancing our child protective services system.

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) was formed as a result of the Head Start Reauthorization Act of 2007. This Council is building upon the work of the Wisconsin Early Childhood Collaborating Partners (WECCP), the Children's Trust Fund Board, the Partners for Wisconsin Economic Success, and the Governor's Birth to Three Interagency Coordinating Council.

Youth Justice Council

Youth Justice

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the state agency responsible for fiscal and programmatic oversight for the Youth Aids allocation and the community based juvenile justice system (link to graphic). No matter which system “door” a youth enters, DCF strives to support a coordinated and comprehensive response to provide the support needed to fulfill its youth-driven vision that “all youth have the tools to thrive in adulthood.”

Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council

Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council

The Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council was established through 1995 WI Act 303 as an advisory body to the State regarding child welfare services in Milwaukee County. Quarterly meetings are open to the public.

Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Program

Wisconsin Anti-Human Trafficking Program

Human trafficking is the exploitation of people, most commonly for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor. Trafficking victims typically are recruited by using force or because they are deceived. Human traffickers exploit victims through fraud, the use of power and control, or physical abduction. Threats, violence, and economic pressure can often make a victim vulnerable to exploiters.