Children’s Bureau (CB)
is the oldest federal agency for children and is located within
the United States Department of Health and Human Services'
Administration for Children and Families. It is responsible for
assisting States in the delivery of child welfare services -
services designed to protect children and strengthen families. The
agency provides grants to states, indigenous tribes and
communities to operate a range of child welfare services including
child protective services (child abuse and neglect) family
preservation and support, foster care, adoption and independent
living. In addition, the agency makes major investments in staff
training, technology and innovative programs.