The Children’s Bureau is headed by Associate Commissioner Aysha E. Schomburg who advises the Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) on matters related to child welfare, including the following:
- Child abuse and neglect
- Child protective services
- Family preservation and support
- Foster care
- Independent living
The Children's Bureau provides recommendations to ACYF on legislative and budgetary proposals; operational planning 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.
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.
The Administration for Children and Families maintains a list of frequently asked questions about the Children's Bureau.