Chief Executive Officer - Paul Moeller

  • 1126 South 70th Street
  • Suite 112-3
  • West Allis, WI 53214
  • (414) 475-2788

Services Provided

CEO: Paul Moeller

Community Impact Programs conducts Independent Initial Assessments for theBureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Independent investigations of alleged abuse and neglect are mandated whenever there is a substantial probability of bias by the investigating agency. Independent investigations may be conducted for the following reasons: 1) Report of abuse or neglect by a foster parent. 2) Maltreatment of a foster child by another adult other than a foster parent. 3) Report of abuse and neglect by staff of a residential facility of a child placed by the Bureau.

These investigations are conducted in a manner consistent with the philosophy, purpose and standards of the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Community Impact Programs is responsible for conducting these investigations and is responsible for making a determination as to whether abuse or neglect has occurred.

Administrative Supervisor: Amy Simonsen
PSG provides AODA assessments to Milwaukee County youth who have been adjudicated delinquent. The GAIN Assessment tool is utilized for these assessments.
Administrative Supervisor: Amy Simonsen
PSG provides AODA and mental health services to families with children who have mental health needs.
Program Manager: Tracy Pachowitz

Kinship Care is designed to help support a child who resides outside of his or her own home, either temporarily or for the long term, by someone who is related to the child by family ties or by a significant prior relationship connection. Kinship Care supports the concept of children residing with a relative caregiver to alleviate family stress or temporary familial problems, rather than being placed in a foster home or other type of out-of-home placement.

The Wisconsin Kinship Care Program provides monetary support for the care of minor children by a relative absent of Children’s Court or Child Protective Services involvement. Professional Services Group conducts assessments of kinship cases where the children are living with relatives that are privately arranged by family members.

Program Manager: Amy Graap
The Placement Referral Unit works collaboratively with Initial Assessment (IA) and the child placing agencies (CPA) within the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare (BMCW). This program refers children and families to an appropriate child placing agency that will best meet the needs of the children in custody of the BMCW under a CHIPS order and who require out-of-home placement or families who need intensive in-home services. The goal is to place children, as a sibling group to the greatest extent possible, in the least restrictive setting that will meet the needs of the children. Whenever possible and appropriate, children will be placed with a relative first.
Lead Supervisor: John Cliff
Supervised Visitation is responsible for providing court ordered supervision between children who are in temporary foster care placement and their families. Workers arrange and supervise visits, observe interactions, and when necessary, transport children to and from visits. Information from these visits is documented and reported to the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. Visits are also conducted for biological parents who have been ordered to participate by Family Court.
Lead Supervisor: John Cliff
Referrals to the UA Program are received from the BMCW, Family Drug Court, Food Share and Wraparound. UA frequency is varied depending upon the requirements of the client, and UA’s can occur at PSG offices and/or in the community.