Intake

Intake Sprint Review 7.2 / Snapshot 1.2 & Hotline 1.0

The Intake Digital Service and Hotline Team held a sprint review on May 31 to discuss their progress on the project. Review the Intake presentation slides, Hotline presentation slides and webinar online.

CWDS Releases Snapshot 1.1 for Production

This week, the CWDS Intake Digital Service launched Snapshot 1.1, the second release of CWS-CARES functionality which is now live and accessible by 22 county social workers.  These users from across California represent Core Counties who are helping the state research, design and develop the new system to replace the CWS/CMS child welfare system. Snapshot 1.1 builds on the success of an earlier release, and now allows for workers to view relationships added to the Snapshot. It also provides an improved, formatted version on child/family history.

Snapshot allows staff to search for one or more persons and view the history of their involvement with child welfare, including referrals and cases, in a fraction of the time that it currently takes to do the same work in CWS/CMS. Specifically, 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. The tool also includes a way to easily copy and paste key information which will greatly enhance workflow for staff (click here to view a demonstration of the Snapshot tool).

The CWS-CARES Implementation Team is working with State and county organizations to prepare for the use of Snapshot. Implementation Leads communicate and coordinate on Snapshot readiness to the organizations that they support.

As the project starts Program Increment (PI) 7 and makes progress toward the regular production of working software, CWDS Digital Teams will 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 our eNewsletter.

Intake Sprint Review 6.4

The Intake Digital Service held a sprint review on May 3 to discuss their progress on the project. Review the presentation slides and webinar online.

CALS Sprint Review 6.2

The CALS Digital Service held a sprint review on April 5 to discuss their progress on the project. Review the presentation slides and webinar online.

Watch the studio recording here

Intake Sprint Review 6.2

The Intake Digital Service held a sprint review on April 5 to discuss their progress on the project. Review the presentation slides and webinar online.

Podcast: Intake Digital Service Manager Wendy Christian Discusses Snapshot and more

Last week, Intake Digital Service Manager Wendy Christian kicked off planning for the project's next development cycle that will end on May 2nd.   After the planning session, she visited the CWDS media studio to answer a few questions about Snapshot and other features being developed as part of the Intake Digital Service. Listen to the conversation below: 

Intake Sprint Review 5.8

The Intake Digital Service held a sprint review on March 8 to discuss their progress on the project. Review the presentation slides and webinar online.

Intake Sprint Review 5.6

Intake to hold sprint review on February 8 to discuss their progress on the project. Click here to attend via WebEx.

Intake - Scrum Teams 1 through 4 Sprint Review

Intake and Scrum Teams 1 through 4 sprint review to be held January 11 to discuss their progress on the project. Attend the webinar online.

CWDS Names New System ‘CWS-CARES’, Prepares for First Statewide Product Release

Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS) today announced the name, CWS-CARES, for the new system under development to replace the legacy Child Welfare System (CWS/CMS). The team also unveiled a Project Roadmap of upcoming features, including its first statewide release of a search tool called Snapshot.

 

Working in partnership with the California Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the project formerly referred to as New System is now called Child Welfare Services - California Automated Response and Engagement System (CWS-CARES). The process to name the new system included a collaborative effort with child welfare directors and staff. Project stakeholders are confident that the new name captures what the new system will deliver to users across the state.

 

In addition, the project revealed a Project Roadmap that details digital service functionality roll out dates for Intake, CALS (Licensing) and Case Management. The Roadmap covers a 15-month window of project releases, starting in July 2017 through September 2018 and provides a logical model illustrating general timeframes, which may shift due to agile development priorities. Snapshot is the first digital service tool to be rolled out as a part of the Project Roadmap.

 

Scheduled to go live early next year, Snapshot allows staff to search for one or more persons and view the history of their involvement with child welfare, including referrals and cases, in a fraction of the time that it currently takes to do the same work in CWS/CMS. Specifically, 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. The tool also includes a way to easily copy and paste key information which will greatly enhance workflow for staff. The CWS-CARES Implementation Team is scheduled to provide a number of services for counties to prepare for Snapshot.

 

A demonstration of the new tool will be given this Monday, December 4, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Please join us via WebEx by following this meeting link. The event will also be livestreamed at: https://cwds.ca.gov/live