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Who we are

CWDS is a collaboration of California state and local government agencies that supports our customers through technology to assure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

CWDS maintains and operates the existing Child Welfare Services / Case Management System (CWS/CMS), including implementation of operational changes to that system

At the same time, in the context of the CWS – New System (CWS-NS) project, CWDS is developing a new technology platform and set of digital services that will be rolled out and trained incrementally over the next few years. These digital services will provide a more intuitive user experience and new capabilities not currently provided by the CWS/CMS, LIS, and FAS legacy systems.


Digital Services Dashboard

We have recently started to develop a digital services dashboard. The dashboard contains information related to the development efforts of CWDS including links to backlogs, source code, and other related documentation.


CWDS Quarterly Stakeholder Forum

CWDS has published our first and second quarterly stakeholder presentations. Click the link below to view the slide decks and presentations for both sessions.
Quarterly Stakeholder Forum Page


Digital Design Standards

The CWDS Digital Service Standard ensures that digital teams build high quality digital services.


CWDS Procurements

Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) has the following procurement opportunities and open contracts. The procurements listed below are subject to the requirements listed in the documentation for each.

CWDS Job Opportunities

Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) seeks qualified applicants to shape the future of IT development and to improve the lives of children at risk of abuse and neglect. The positions listed below are open and actively being recruited to ensure that CWDS has the proper resources to accomplish our team’s vision.

To apply for these positions, you must obtain list eligibility through the State’s exam process. Links to the job posting for each position and associated exams for these positions can be found below:

See Job Vacancies