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CWDS is a collaboration of state and local government agencies dedicated to building a new child welfare information system that responds to users' needs while maintaining the best standards for security and data integrity. Our Child Welfare Services - California Automated Response and Engagement System (CWS-CARES) will allow child welfare workers to better ensure safety, well-being, and permanency of children at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
We are developing the CWS-CARES incrementally, using Agile software development methods and free and open source software. Our goal is to provide a system with a more intuitive user experience and new capabilities not provided by the CWS/CMS, LIS, and FAS legacy systems.
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.
The CWDS Digital Service Standard ensures that digital teams build high quality digital services.
For information regarding Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) CWS-CARES procurement opportunities and open contracts, please visit the Office of Systems Integration (OSI) Procurements Page.
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: