Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Policy Options for Improving Educational Financing and Oversight for Children in Wisconsin Residential Care Centers

To ensure the safety of Wisconsin children, the Department of Children and Families sometimes places them in residential care centers if DCF determines children to be unsafe in their homes. Fiscal responsibility and educational oversight of children in these centers are divided among public agencies. This report examines the funding and oversight structure and assesses areas for improvement.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Karen Holden in Spring 2012
  • Author(s): Jami Crespo, Nicholas Heckman, Katherine Kruse, Ciara Mentzer, and Ryan Schowalter
  • Client Name: the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families