Child Welfare Services New System (CWS-NS) Project

IT Project

The CWS-NS project is undertaking a new approach to human services automation projects, which has proven successful in other industries. California is the first state in the nation to use this “agile” approach to develop a system with the complexity and sensitivity to support child welfare services.

For more information about this decision, please see the letter from CDSS Director, Will Lightbourne. For more details about what’s happening with the project, please see the January 2016 update that was shared with the CWDA Children’s Services and Information Technology committees. 

View CDSS letter

CWS-NS January 2016 update