About CWDS

CWDS is a collaboration of California state and local government agencies that supports our customers through technology to assure the safety, well-being, and permanency 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.