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Southern Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Southern Regional User Group on August 16. Review the CWS/CMS presentation slides online.

Mountain Valley Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services delivered a project update to the Mountain Valley Regional User Group on August 15. Review the CWS/CMS presentation slides online.

CWDS Sprint Review 8.3

CWDS held a sprint review on August 9 for stakeholders to follow the progress of digital service teams. Please see the links below to access the presentation slides and the webinar. The agenda is also inserted below for reference.

CWDS Digital Teams hold public sprint reviews monthly, with details of progress published online. Stakeholders can stay updated by visiting the  CWDS archive (The Feed), viewing the  CWDS events calendar and subscribing to the  eNewsletter.
Sprint Review Session Webinar 
CANS Team B; Intake: Team C, Team H, Team K, Team I, Team J; CALS : Team N, Team M; Identity Management Team A; Design Ops
CANS Team B 1:15 – 1:35
Intake Team C 1:40 – 2:00
Intake Team H 2:00 – 2:20
Intake Team K 2:20 – 2:40
Intake Team I 2:40 – 3:00
Intake Team J 3:00 – 3:20
CALS Team N 3:25 – 3:45
CALS Team M 3:45 – 4:05
Identity Management Team A 4:10 – 4:30
Design Ops 4:35 – 4:55 

 

CWDS Legislative Update

Child Welfare Digital Services produces a monthly report for the Legislature and stakeholders to follow as the project works to replace the CMS/CWS legacy system.

Click here to read the July 2018 report online.

Bay Area Regional User Group Presentation

Child Welfare Digital Services to deliver a project update to the Bay Area Regional User Group on August 2, 2018. Review the CWS/CMS presentation slides online.

CWDS Legislative Update

Child Welfare Digital Services produces a monthly report for the Legislature and stakeholders to follow as the project works to replace the CMS/CWS legacy system.

Click here to read the June 2018 report online.

Update: CWDS Sprint Review 7.4

On June 28, CWDS conducted a same-day, multi-team sprint review to provide key project updates to stakeholders. Review the presentation slides and audio recordings for each team on our CWDS archive (The Feed). Visit our website to view upcoming CWDS events

CWDS Releases New CWS-CARES Functionality for Production

On June 8, 2018 CWDS released Snapshot 1.2, Facility Search 1.0 and Cognito 1.0 to 22 Core County social workers from across California. This is the second release of CWS-CARES functionality since early-May, and another important step towards developing the new system to replace the CWS/CMS child welfare system.

Snapshot gives staff the ability to search for people across CWS/CMS from a single field, see each person’s current contact information and demographics, and view an at-a-glance summary of their CWS history. Snapshot 1.2 includes enhancements, fixes and new features to existing Snapshot 1.1 functionality. Some of these include: referral and case numbering, relationship type next to parent’s name, and single digit searches for date of birth.

Facility and Home Profile Search is a search tool with transformational potential. What makes it most remarkable is that it searches three essential production systems for critical information that social workers and licensing workers need daily to do their jobs. By surfacing and connecting data that has historically not been matched in this way, Facility and Home Profile Search not only saves time, but reveals in a single glance connections that currently require multiple searches or cross-agency collaboration to find (including children in placement, number of approved beds, assigned worker and contact information). It has the potential to change research intensive processes for both County and State users from lengthy efforts to a several second transaction.

Cognito is a new identity management system CWS-CARES is introducing. Cognito 1.0 will allow for the ability to login to CWS-CARES securely and access applications and view information in CWS-CARES.

CWDS Digital Teams hold public sprint reviews monthly, with details of progress published online. Stakeholders can stay updated by visiting the CWDS archive (The Feed), viewing the CWDS events calendar and subscribing to the eNewsletter.

Update: CWDS Sprint Review 7.2

On May 31, CWDS conducted a same-day, multi-team sprint review to provide key project updates to stakeholders. Review the presentation slides and audio recordings for each team on our CWDS archive (The Feed). Visit our website to view upcoming CWDS events

Update: CWDS All-Day Sprint Review 6.4

On May 3, CWDS conducted a same-day, multi-team sprint review to provide key project updates to stakeholders. Review the presentation slides and audio recordings for each team on our CWDS archive (The Feed). Visit our website to view upcoming CWDS events