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  • Family in house
    Governor Walker Creates Future of the Family Commission

    The family is the basic foundation on which civil society was formed. A strong family provides the love, support, protection and stability that allow children to thrive, adults to achieve, and communities to prosper.

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  • Stop Human Trafficking
    Wisconsin Creates Task Force to Fight Human Trafficking

    Human rights as individuals include being allowed to be in charge of one’s own body, ones’ own person. If that basic right is stolen, it is a demoralizing and traumatic experience for a human being to endure.

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    New program takes aim at rural poverty

    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is targeting the issue of poverty in Wisconsin’s most economically disadvantaged areas with an exciting new subsidized work program. The Transitional Jobs (TJ) program is a public/private partnership that teams local businesses looking for a low-risk way to expand their workforce.

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  • Resource for Parents

    Do you know which child care providers have star power? With DCF's YoungStar website, accessing quality child care for working parents will be easier than ever! Together we can help Wisconsin's little stars shine bright!

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month – October 2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to reflect on home and family, and the importance of increasing awareness about incidences of domestic abuse. In Wisconsin our communities can work together to strengthen families and help protect its members from violence and provide a safe haven for children..

During this month, the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families is recognizing groups and individuals who advocate for the awareness and prevention of domestic violence and those who serve to protect victims and help them rebuild their lives. In order to break the cycle of abuse that has had a devastating negative impact on families and the healthy development of children, we must take this opportunity to recommit to working together to prevent future violence in our communities and cultivating a brighter future for the children and families in Wisconsin.

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