SACWISStatewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (Illinois)
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Once a state's SACWIS becomes operational, the ACF Division of State Systems (DSS) reviews the system's functionality against federal requirements and the state's Implementation Advance Planning Document - the roadmap outlining how the SACWIS system operates.
States reported that they encountered some difficulties during SACWIS development, such as challenges receiving state funding and creating a system that reflected their work processes.
While SACWIS has been an enormous success in its initial goal of promoting automation, it has not been consistently updated, and many child welfare agencies have struggled to keep up with the ever-changing technology environment.
SACWIS is the nation's first fully web-based system designed to help county caseworkers and managers with several functions including eligibility, case management and the administration of adoption, foster care and child protection cases.
Under this amendment, which extends the period of performance until June 30, 2009, DRC will provide operational and management support, ongoing maintenance of SACWIS through the extended project performance period and complete the rollout of SACWIS to all 88 Ohio counties.
This system allows us to be able to track perpetrators as they move from one county to another, where before counties only had access to their own systems," said Joan Denman, SACWIS project manager for Ohio's Office of Families and Children.
CGI is proud to partner with the State of Oregon to deliver its market-leading SACWIS system," said Michael Keating, CGI, Senior Vice-President, U.
Please be advised that NAPCWA staff will contact states shortly to set up workgroups to gather information for the SACWIS and AFCARS comments letter.
SACWIS tracks child welfare cases through the life cycle of a child entering the state system, including eligibility for certain services, receipt of services and providers' certification and authentication to provide such services.
The new DSS contract represents an extension of technical services Xtria provided to DSS the last three years to help state governments meet federal SACWIS requirements.
On the horizon is to fully integrate the interstate compact system with the state SACWIS system so that all interstate placement information will be generated and maintained in one location.
Perras provided executive oversight for the effort to institute Ohio SACWIS, allowing county children's services agencies to make informed decisions that help to protect and ensure better outcomes for children and provide needed services to their families.