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Child & Youth Services Mission Statement

Image The Child & Youth Services Unit of Richland County Health and Human Services, a public child welfare unit including child protection and delinquency in Wisconsin, believes children have a right to be free from harm and have families and communities that will provide care, protection and promote healthy growth and development.

We are committed to preserving families whenever possible by respecting the rights or the family and supporting their efforts to provide safe and permanent homes for their children.

We are committed to providing services that will support and encourage juveniles to make responsible choices that will keep our community safe.

In partnership with families and the community, we will fulfill our mission by providing and/or purchasing a wide range of culturally appropriate services in an effort to keep children free from abuse and neglect and teach socially responsible behavior.

Call 608-647-8821 for Child & Youth Services

Services Provided

Protective Services

  • Child abuse and neglect investigations
  • Child / Family services assessment

Court Ordered Services

  • 24 hour coverage of Juvenile Intake and Children in Need of Protection and Service (CHIPS)
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm Call 608-647-8821 - Ask for Children's Services Access
  • After Hours, & Holidays Call Sheriff's Department 608-647-2106 - Page for On-call Worker

Juvenille & Child Protection Services

  • Case Management
  • Juvenile Support Aid
  • Parent and Family Support Aids
  • Restitution
  • In-Home Individual and Family Therapy (Contracted)

  • Respite Care
  • Foster Care
  • Kinship Care
  • Specialized Foster Care (Contracted)
  • Shelter Care (Contracted)
  • Group Home (Contracted)
  • Residential (Contracted)
  • Secure Detention (Contracted)

Truancy Information

Child Protection Services (Voluntary Services)

  • Information and Referral Services
  • Case Management
  • In-Home Individual and Family Therapy (Contracted)
  • Services and Counseling
  • Parent/Family Aids
  • Family Preservation Services
  • Respite Care

Certification and Licensing

  • Foster Care
  • Foster Homes

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Health & Human Services
221 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: 608-647-8821
Fax: 608-647-6611
Tricia Clements
For Emergency Services:
Concerns involving suicide, mental health, addiction, and other crisis situations to speak with a crisis professional.
Contact the Richland County Sheriff's Department for concerns involving child abuse or neglect to request the Child & Youth Services On-Call Worker.
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