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Dept of Children, Youth, & Families

RCW 43.216

The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is the lead agency for state-funded services that support children and families to build resilience and health, and to improve educational outcomes. We accomplish this by partnering with state and local agencies, tribes and other organizations in communities across the state of Washington. DCYF was created to ensure that Washington state’s children and youth grow up safe and healthy – thriving physically, emotionally and academically, nurtured by family and community. DCYF is the state’s newest agency. It oversees several services previously offered through the state Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Early Learning. These include all programs from the Children’s Administration in DSHS such as child protective services; investigations and family assessment response, foster care and adoption support, and the Juvenile Rehabilitation program including juvenile rehabilitation institutions, community facilities, reentry services, and parole services. The Early Learning program, includes the early childhood education and assistance program for preschoolers, early support for infants and toddlers, child care subsidies, quality and professional development, licensing, and home visiting.

Agency Mission

Protect children and strengthen families so they flourish.
Request 3,396,444,000
Net change from current biennium 370,285,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 12.2% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
1,237,354,483 200,103,483 General Fund - Federal 417,225,354 1,037,251,000 1,075,425,000
28,877,000 Home Visiting Services Account - Federal 11,196,211 28,877,000 30,134,000
5,924,000 General Fund - Private/Local 985,129 5,924,000 5,087,000
1,807,659,000 General Fund - State 540,873,476 1,807,659,000 2,091,317,000
Char/Ed/Penal/Reform/Institutions - State 761,000
(17,200,000) State Building Construction Account - State 17,200,000 54,647,000
28,336,000 Education Legacy Trust Account - State 13,918,498 28,336,000 28,306,000
196,000 WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State 196,000 196,000
15,398,000 Home Visiting Services Account - State 4,369,204 15,398,000 21,001,000
80,000,000 WA Opportunity Pathways Account - State 39,996,782 80,000,000 80,000,000
4,241,000 Workforce Education Investment Acc - State 4,241,000 8,482,000
40,168,000 40,168,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 14,444,000
3,248,153,483 223,071,483 Total Appropriated Funds 1,043,008,654 3,025,082,000 3,395,356,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
(297,000) Children's Trust Account - Nonappropriated 76,196 297,000 297,000
(780,000) Indivi-Based/Portable Background Ch - Nonappropriated 119,665 780,000 791,000
1,943,000 1,943,000 State Agency Ofc Relocat Pool Acct - Nonappropriated
Foster Parent Shared Leave Pool - Nonappropriated 13,795
Miscellaneous Program Account - Nonappropriated 722,292
1,943,000 866,000 Total Non-Appropriated Funds 931,948 1,077,000 1,088,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
17,200,000 17,200,000 State Building Construction Account - State
17,200,000 17,200,000 Total Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 1,043,204,515 1,401,026,284 585,675,048 1,649,325,000 1,691,711,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
1,043,204,515 943,496,817 90.4% 1,354,334,668 68.2%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 3,182.8 4,338.2 4,209.2 4,692.6 4,714.9