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CCWIS Technical Bulletin #4

Advance Planning Document Guidance for Agile Projects
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.

The Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), a service operated by the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), may be accessed by state child welfare agencies to locate and notify parents and other relatives of a child placed in foster care.

In this webinar, Karen Faulk (LA) and David Ayer (MD) discuss their States' efforts and successes related to information sharing. During the Q&A session, we encourage attendees to share their experiences and suggest ideas and next steps for moving forward.

This document provides an overview of CCWIS, where to submit comments, and key provisions of the NPRM.


July 7, 2011

This Program Instruction (PI) provides information to States and Tribes concerning changes regarding the APD waiver process within the Federal regulations at 45 CFR 95, and offers guidance when requesting a waiver to use a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software product designed for the Title IV-E or Title IV-B programs.


August 1, 2012

This Information Memorandum (IM) requests information for Locate Services, Referrals, and Electronic Interface between Child Welfare and Child Support Information Systems.

Through the webinar series, “Back to Basics”, the Division of State Systems within the Children’s Bureau, is offering a venue for information sharing and discussion. The second webinar of the series, “The Child Welfare Information Technology System Project Lifecycle, Part 1”, reviews the initial project stages including planning, procurement, relationship management and effective management of priorities, with two experienced child welfare Information System managers sharing their perspectives.


February 25, 2014

This Information Memorandum (IM) provides guidance for direction-setting and decisions regarding child welfare reporting mandated by title IV-E and the potential acquisition of tribal child welfare information systems.

This webinar, sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Division of State Systems, addresses transition planning for the migration of powers, duties, tasks, and activities from the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System implementation vendor to state ownership and management as an active project ends.

This document provides guidelines to federal and state personnel about conducting Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) assessment reviews.