The Affordable Care Act In Wisconsin: Helping Families Get the Health Care They Need

The ACA played a pivotal role in decreasing the uninsured rate in Wisconsin, with great gains in rural counties and significant coverage gains for communities of color. Continue reading

The State of Juvenile Justice in Wisconsin

This report is an update of an earlier 2015 report and includes data through 2015. Fortunately, many of the trends noted in the prior reports have continued, as juvenile arrests have continued to decline and there has been a growth in support … Continue reading

YoungStar: What Does Recent Research Tell Us?

In the last six years Wisconsin has been building a new system to increase the quality of child care, with a particular focus on children from low-income working families. The new system is called YoungStar and serves as a Quality … Continue reading

Risking Their Futures

This is a 2008 WCCF publication outlining why 17 year olds should not be charged as adults, including a review of some of the collateral consequences of youth getting an adult arrest and/or court record. Although the numbers have changed, … Continue reading

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Is the State of Our State Strong?

In a blog post we released just prior to the Governor’s State of the State address, we asked whether his proposals would prioritize investments in children and opportunity for all. To be fair, the State of the State speech is … Continue reading

The 2017 State of the State for Wisconsin’s Children

Tomorrow afternoon, Governor Walker will deliver his State of the State address. Traditionally, governors have not used the State of the State address to focus on the well-being of children, but they should. Today’s children grow up to be tomorrow’s … Continue reading

Medicaid Spending Growth Continues to Slow

DHS Projects State Share of Medicaid Spending to be $312 Million Less than Budgeted Medicaid spending in Wisconsin has been far less than state lawmakers anticipated when they approved the 2015-17 budget bill 18 months ago.  The sharply reduced estimates … Continue reading

The Harmful Consequences in Wisconsin of ACA Repeal

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which seems to be a high priority for some members of Congress and the President-elect, would hurt Wisconsinites in far more ways than most people realize.  A new WCCF fact sheet summarizes some … Continue reading

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WCCF Announces Scholarship Winners

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families is excited to announce that Evelyn Cuellar of Madison West High School, Elijah Holmes of Madison East High School, Karla Garcia of Spencer High School, and CeCe Brown of Oshkosh West High School … Continue reading

Step Forward for Kids on September 21, 2016

For 135 years the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has been working hard to move children and families forward-whether that meant fighting tuberculosis in the 1890’s, helping families access mental health services in the 1950’s, or advocating for fair … Continue reading

Race to Equity Scholarship Announcement

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Race to Equity are pleased to announce the availability of four “Race to Equity” scholarships for spring 2017 high school graduates who plan to enroll in secondary education or vocational training. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two Dane County high school graduates. One $1000 and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two high school graduates outside of Dane County and within the state of Wisconsin. Continue reading

Celebrate with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

We are celebrating you and everything you do to support the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Over the years, you have helped improve the lives of every child in our state. Now we want to say “Thanks!” Thursday, April … Continue reading