Children, Youth, and Family Services (CYF) provides assistance to Juneau County residents to ensure the safety and well-being of children and their families through prevention, protection, and permanency.
We investigate child abuse and neglect as well as offering services such as Case Management, Independent Living, Parenting Programs, Birth to Three, Children’s Long-Term Support Waivers, Step-Parent Adoptions, Juvenile Justice Intake, Delinquency Supervision, Kinship Care, Respite Care, and Foster Care.
We have 24 hour coverage of Juvenile Intake and Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations. To make a report during office hours, call (608) 847-2400. To make a report after hours, contact the Mile Bluff Medical Center at (608) 847-6161 and ask to speak with the Children's On-call Access Worker.
Children's Long Term Support The Children's Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program is a Home and Community-Based Service (HCBS) Waiver that provides Medicaid funding for children who have substantial limitations in their daily activities and need support to remain in their home or community.
Eligible children include those with developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances, and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family.
For more information or if you would like to make a referral, call (608) 847-2400 and ask for the CLTS Worker.
Birth to 3 Program The Birth to 3 Program is a federally mandated program (part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Act - IDEA) to assist and support families of children with delays or disabilities under the age of three.
The Birth to 3 Program will work with you to evaluate your child's development and develop a plan for services based on your family and child's strengths, concerns, and needs. We will also provide information about additional community resources and assist you with accessing them. We are here to offer you and your family advocacy and support!
If you would like to make a referral, request a free screening, or if you have any questions or concerns about your child's development, call (608) 847-2400 and ask for the Birth to Three Coordinator.
Youth Justice Your family is now involved in the juvenile court system due to a referral to Juvenile Court Intake or because of filing of a JIPS or Delinquency (WI Stata. Chapter 938) Petition. The court system encourages parents to be actively involved in the court process and with the services recommended to help resolve the issues that may have contributed to your child's involvement in the juvenile court system.
The juvenile court system attempts to rehabilitate youth through the use of various interventions and services. Many of these services focus on the family. The court system can assist families in understanding their issues and in contacting appropriate services for help.
For more information, call (608) 847-2400 and ask to speak with the Youth Justice Worker.
Foster Care Foster care is home-like care provided by licensed foster parents for children who cannot live with their parents.
Placement in foster care is usually temporary and gives families time to make necessary changes so the child can safely live in his or her home and community. Most children in foster care return home to their families, which is called reunification. When children cannot return home, they find permanence through adoption, guardianship, or other means.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent, call (608) 847-2400 and ask for the Foster Care Coordinator.
Kinship Care Kinship Care is a program to help support a child who lives outside of his or her home with a relative. The child may be living temporarily or long term with a relative. Kinship Care helps families support a child in the home of a relative that might be under stress or when the child has experienced abuse or neglect. With this support, placing a child in a foster home or another out-of-home care setting may be avoided. For a child in the child welfare system who cannot continue living at home with his or her parents, Kinship Care may be another option.
For more information, call (608) 847-2400 and ask for the Kinship Care Worker.