Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS)
DFS has 28 field offices in 23 counties across Wyoming. A complete listing of our staff, locations and the services we provide to families and communities can be found by clicking on this link:
Contact Us & Locations
If you need help, and you can’t find the resource you’re looking for, please call the DFS State Office at 1-800-457-3659.
Strategic Plan- 2020-2021:
The Wyoming Department of Family Services’ work centers around three values:
- Safe at home;
- Giving families opportunities for success; and
- Supporting the people who support the families.
The Department achieves this vision by giving families opportunities for success throughout their interactions with the Department. Families come in contact with the Department for many reasons, including but not limited to, child abuse and neglect services, adult protection services, juvenile justice services, assistance with food or child care, and child care licensing. Many of the Department’s goals reflect the Department’s desire to improve upon the practice and service delivery that enhance families’ abilities to be successful and remain safe at home. More information can be found it the Department’s 2020-2021 Strategic Plan.
Korin A. Schmidt was appointed by Governor Mark Gordon to lead the Department of Family Services in February, 2019.
The Wyoming Department of Family Services works with three advisory councils. Most members are appointed by the Governor, while some are legislators appointed by House or Senate leadership.
Department of Family Services Advisory Council
The DFS Advisory Council operates in conjunction with the Department of Family Services (Wyoming Statute 9-2-2106). Its mission is to provide program support, guidance, advocacy, feedback and act as a liaison to the department, functions which are guided by the department’s own mission statement. Most members are appointed by the Governor to serve three-year terms. The Senate President and Speaker of the House each appoint one member from the legislative body.
The Advisory Council’s next meeting is Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Additional meetings are scheduled on September 14, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon and December 7, 2021 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. For more information, please contact Clint Hanes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A list of DFS Advisory Council members can be found here.
State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice
The State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice is the statewide resource for the Governor, Wyoming Legislature and communities in the fields of juvenile justice, youth services and delinquency prevention.
A list of State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice members can be found here.
Early Childhood Development Council
Created to facilitate a comprehensive statewide early childhood development strategic plan, promote parent and family education and join in coordinated health, child care and education services to help families maintain developmental opportunities for children.
A roster of the Early Childhood Development Council members can be found here.
Wyoming Children’s Trust Fund Board
This board promotes prevention and education programs to reduce the occurrence and reoccurrence of child abuse and neglect and the need for state intervention in child abuse and neglect cases (W.S. 14-8-101 through W.S. 14-8-108). The board operates in conjunction with the Department of Family Services.