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The Children’s Bureau is headed by Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner who advises the Administration on Children, Youth and Families’ Commissioner on matters related to child welfare, including:

  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child protective services
  • Family preservation and support
  • Adoption
  • Foster care
  • Independent living

The Children's Bureau recommends legislative and budgetary proposals, operational planning system objectives and initiatives, and projects and issue areas for evaluation, research, and demonstration activities. It also represents ACYF in interagency activities to initiate and implement projects affecting children and families.

Organization Structure

The Children's Bureau is also composed of eight divisions and teams. These groups work to support the mission of the Children's Bureau through various activities that promote safe and stable families.

Each ACF Regional Office has within it a Children’s Bureau child welfare unit. These offices may be contacted through the Regional Program Managers.


CB Organizational Chart Region 3 Philadelphia, PA Region 4 Atlanta, GA Region 5 Chicago, IL Region 6 Dallas, TX Region 7 Kansas City, MO Region 8 Denver, CO Region 9 San Francisco, CA Region 10 Seattle, WA Office of the Commissioner ACYF Child and Family Service Review Team area Division of Child Welfare Capacity Division of Policy Division of Program Implementation Regional Program Units Division of Research and Innovation Division of State Systems Office of Child Abuse and Neglect Region 1 Boston, MA Region 2 New York, NY Office of Acting Associate Commissioner area


Children's Bureau FAQs - The Administration for Children and Families maintains a list of frequently asked questions about the Children's Bureau.

Last Reviewed: July 6, 2020