Wyoming Department of Family Services

CHEYENNE — A former Cheyenne day care worker convicted in the death of an 8-month-old girl received probation Monday in Laramie County District Court. Kristina Eileen Croy was sentenced to five years of probation, with a suspended sentence of five to seven years imprisonment, by Laramie County...
State hands out millions in rental assistance money   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER  — The Wyoming Department of Family Services in June doled out more pandemic rental relief than any other month in the program’s tenure.  The federally funded Emergency...
State reallocates rental assistance funds to tribe   CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming’s Department of Family Services has reallocated $1 million in Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) money to the Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing Program.  ERAP, established by the CARES Act, is a relief program for...
Legislators say budget work will be easier, but still tough   By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Even in relatively easy years, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, which entered its second full week of budget discussions Monday, has a lot...
‘Strike team’ unveils $3B in proposals for federal stimulus funds   By Dustin Bleizeffer, wyofile.com   Gov. Mark Gordon’s open call for ideas on how to spend more than $1 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act — a measure all three Wyoming Congressional delegates opposed — has so far garnered...
Use of Wyoming’s ARPA funds topic of town hall meeting   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —Five state leaders chosen by Gov. Mark Gordon for what he has named his “Strike Team” met in a virtual town hall Friday to discuss plans for spending upwards of $1...
Gordon strategizes use of ARP funds   By Margaret Austin Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE –– Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Legislature are playing the long game when it comes to American Rescue Plan relief funding, mapping out a three-pronged plan that is centered...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   After a lengthy discussion on May 4 regarding the burial of an indigent man in Weston County, the commissioners allotted up to $4,000 to help pay Meridian Mortuary for the burial costs.   According to U.S. Funerals Online, an indigent person is one who is considered...
Juvenile justice cuts could increase youth detentions, costs   By Andrew Graham, WyoFile And Tennessee Watson, Wyoming Public Media   Wyoming has one of the highest juvenile incarceration rates in the nation, and state budget cuts are likely to make that problem worse, according to members of the...
State agencies prepare for program cuts   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Family Services has a presence in every county in the state. Charged with handling child support services, food assistance programs and more, the...

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