Wyoming Department of Family Services

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Wyoming Department of Family Services is a state agency of Wyoming, headquartered on the third floor of the Hathaway Building in Cheyenne.[1]

The Social Services Division is responsible for managing cases involving abuse, neglect or exploitation of children and vulnerable adults. The division also manages juvenile probation and the state's two training schools, or juvenile correctional facilities, for youth.[2] The division's two juvenile facilities are the Wyoming Boys' School in Mc Nutt,[3] unincorporated Washakie County, near Worland,[4] and the Wyoming Girls' School in unincorporated Sheridan County, near Sheridan.[5][6]

History[edit]

In November 1990 Wyoming voters approved a constitutional amendment that abolished the Wyoming State Board of Charities and Reform. The institutions of the former state agency were divided and given to other agencies; the Department of Family Services received the boys' and girls' schools and the Youth Treatment Center (originally the Wyoming Children's Home) in Casper. The Wyoming Legislature stopped funding the youth treatment center, which closed on July 1, 1996.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Information." Wyoming Department of Family Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  2. ^ "Juvenile Services Division." Wyoming Department of Family Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mc Nutt CDP, Wyoming." United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  4. ^ "Wyoming Boys’ School." Wyoming Department of Family Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010. "Wyoming Boys’ School 1550 Highway 20 South Worland, WY 82401"
  5. ^ "Wyoming Girls’ School." Wyoming Department of Family Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010. "Wyoming Girls’ School 3500 Big Horn Ave Sheridan, WY 82801"
  6. ^ "Sheridan city, Wyoming." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  7. ^ "About the Department of Corrections." Wyoming Department of Corrections. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.

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