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  • Law Enforcement Exchange: State Panel Discussion (New)

    Published: July 30, 2019
    This state panel discussion, featuring Florida and New Mexico, discussed alternatives for sharing child welfare and law enforcement data to improve practice. Florida staff described law enforcement involvement in the investigation process as well as automation to support criminal history checks. New Mexico staff described a law enforcement portal, which supports collaborative work with families. Both states discussed lessons learned and the panel concluded with a question and answer session.
  • Engaging Youth in Information Systems Design Toolkit

    Published: June 28, 2019
    This technical assistance document provides guidance to title IV-E agencies about engaging and involving youth in foster care and young adults formerly in foster care (youth and young adults) in the design and development of child welfare information systems, websites, or applications. In addition, the document discusses overcoming barriers with identifying and engaging youth and young adults in the software development process.
  • CCWIS Status at the End of Transition Period (July 31, 2018)

    Published: March 6, 2019
    The following tables show the status of child welfare information systems or projects in the states and tribes as of July 31, 2018.
  • CCWIS Cost Allocation Part 1

    Published: February 26, 2019
    This DSS presentation is the first in a two-part series on CCWIS cost allocation and the difference between CCWIS and non-CCWIS cost allocation.  It provides an overview of cost allocation and CCWIS Technical Bulletin #5.  The webinar also explains the CCWIS Automated Function Checklist and its use for cost allocation.  
  • CCWIS Data Quality Plans

    Published: January 29, 2019
    This DSS presentation describes the CCWIS data quality requirements, as defined by Federal Regulations 45 CFR 1355.52. In addition, this presentation provides guidance on biennial reviews and on how to compose CCWIS data quality plans.
  • CCWIS Technical Bulletin #5

    Published: November 28, 2018
    This Technical Bulletin (TB) provides title IV-E agencies with information regarding the process for allocating CCWIS project costs and the associated federal financial participation (FFP) funding implications. Understanding the cost allocation requirements and their impact on funding may influence how title IV-E agencies plan, design, develop, implement, and operate their CCWIS. This guidance is not applicable to a title IV-E agency that is developing or operating a non-CCWIS application.
  • CCWIS Technical Bulletin #6

    Published: November 28, 2018
    This Technical Bulletin provides information to assist title IV-E agencies with developing a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Data Quality Plan.
  • State Panel Discussion Cloud Computing Part 2

    Published: November 13, 2018
    The Children's Bureau hosted a state panel from the previous cloud computing webinar held on September 5, 2018 for a follow-up discussion. The previous webinar on implementing a cloud computing strategy for child welfare information systems received very positive feedback and while it provided valuable information, there was insufficient time to fully explore all the issues. 
  • State Panel Discussion Cloud Computing

    Published: September 5, 2018
    The Children's Bureau hosted a state panel discussion on implementing cloud computing/cloud solutions for child welfare information systems. This discussion included a description and background of each state’s implementation of a cloud solution, maintenance and enhancements of the systems with this approach, and lessons learned. The panel concluded with a question and answer session.
  • CCWIS Technical Bulletin #4

    Published: August 22, 2018
    This technical bulletin provides Advance Planning Document (APD) guidance to state and tribal title IV-E agencies planning to develop a child welfare information system utilizing an agile project management approach.