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Enjoying spring with PCG Cares in April

With the first signs of spring in the air, PCG Cares teams in Nashville, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Phoenix were busy getting involved in their communities both indoors and outdoors this April. Read on for a selection of our volunteer experiences for the month.

31. May 2019
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    Tips for navigating different CCWIS solutions

    Many new solutions are being designed and implemented to satisfy the requirements of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). From platforms, to Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software, to Best-of-Breed, there are both some nuances as well as major differences in how the child welfare community is defining the various solutions in the marketplace.

    • 24. April 2019
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    California’s FI$Cal project experiences continued success

    Since 2010, PCG’s Technology Consulting practice has partnered with the State of California to procure and implement one of the largest public sector enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects in the nation - the Financial Information System for the State of California (FI$Cal). PCG has provided assistance with procurement, served in a technical advisory role, and currently provides independent verification and validation (IV&V) services.

    • 10. October 2018
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    CCWIS Data Management

    The final rule for the Comprehensive Child Welfare Information Systems (CCWIS) is more focused on the data rather than the system itself.  This is an important change from the previous Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) focus, and one that will have significant impact to states and tribes.  While there are still elements of the rule that affect systems design, the new focus of the CCWIS is bi-directional data exchanges with courts, education, and Medicaid claims processing systems. 

    • 16. August 2018
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    Opportunity Knocks: Recent Developments Child Welfare Agencies Need to Know About and Tips for Getting Started

    A couple of opportunities are converging at the federal level that can collectively advance the sharing of data for better child welfare outcomes. First, the recent Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Final Rule provides funding for new child welfare systems that are more modular and focused on the data rather than the system itself.  Several states have already declared their intent to take advantage of the funding and build new systems.  

    • 25. July 2018