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PCG and the Georgia Department of Education Win Learning Impact Platinum Award for Their Work on the 50-State CASE Registry Service.

At this year’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute IMS Global, recognized Public Consulting Group (PCG) and the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) with a Learning Impact Platinum Award

1. June 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
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    Focusing on Data Quality: Key Considerations for Child Welfare Agencies

    The Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) Final Rule represents the evolution of the earlier Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS). It also represents a bit of a sea change. Moving the focus from monolithic automated information systems to shared data enables myriad ways for Title IV-E agencies to meet their automation needs, and at the same time, provide important data to the Child Welfare community.

    • 19. July 2018
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    Trends defined through most recent Adoptions and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System (AFCARS) data

    The latest compilation of data from the AFCARS report demonstrates a double digit increase in the number of children within the foster care system over the last 10 years. A critical factor in that increase relates to the current opioid epidemic, which is affecting all states and their child welfare agencies.  Of the 437,465 children in the foster care system during Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016, approximately 68.1% (or 296,643) of the children were placed as a result of drug abuse or neglect...

    • 25. January 2018