Click here to read the March 2017 report online.
Click here to read the February 2017 report online.
CWDS has selected OnCore Consulting, based in Folsom, CA, to provide implementation services for the Intake Digital Service. Intake is the process by which child welfare professionals in California’s county Child Welfare Agencies investigate allegations of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
The new Intake Digital Service will be an easy-to-navigate and efficient way to record and access information regarding child abuse, neglect, exploitation allegations, investigative findings, and outcomes. The new service will provide comprehensive information that allows child welfare professionals to make timely, informed decisions regarding child safety.
OnCore will assist with the deployment of the Intake service to the Intake user community, which consists of up to 7,000 staff located across the state. Additionally, up to 18,000 additional Child Welfare Services staff (social workers, public health nurses, probation officers, supervisors, and support staff) access Intake information in the course of their daily work. OnCore will join the CWDS Implementation Team to perform a wide array of implementation services:
- General Implementation Services
- Organizational Change Management
- System Training (Design, Development, & Delivery)
- Rollout/Go-Live Support
CWDS is excited to welcome OnCore onboard as of January 24, 2017, and to being one step closer to putting working software in the hands of our user.
Click here to read the January 2017 report online.
Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) will be hosting a Quarterly Stakeholder Forum on 1/10/17 from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
This all-day event will be held onsite at the CWDS campus in Sacramento as well as via video conference. The agenda will include a general session with a project update and multiple breakout sessions focusing on Intake, Licensing, Program Policy, Tools, Testing, Implementation, and other project related information.
We will send a detailed agenda once it is final. To register, please complete the following survey by Friday, December 23 to indicate whether you will be able to join us in person, via webinar, or if you will not be attending, but would like to be included on our mailing list: Register for Stakeholder Forum.
CWDS will hold core constituent kick-off meetings for Certification, Approval, and Licensing Services (CALS) in early to mid-December. Participants include Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties as well as the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Department of Social Services (DSS).
The kick-off meetings will welcome aboard these constituents who will work with CWDS in the development and delivery of solutions for resource family home approval and residential facility licensing. These solutions will enable each of the 58 county child welfare, probation agencies, and Title IV-E Tribes to make the best, informed decisions regarding the safe placement of children. The meetings will cover several key topics:
- Introduction and Welcome from our Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
- Organization Structure: Building of a structure that is inclusive of the constituents
- What is ‘Agile’?: How the agile methodology provides value to the constituents
- Roles and Responsibilities: How the constituents will participate in development from conception to delivery
Meetings are currently scheduled with Orange and Los Angeles Counties on 12/8/16, and with San Francisco County on 12/13/16. CWDS will also meet with the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Department of Social Services (DSS) on 12/15/16. A meeting with San Mateo County is also planned but the date has not yet been set.