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September/October 2015Vol. 16, No. 7Children's Bureau Proposes Information System Regulations Updates

The Children's Bureau published a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) in the Federal Register on August 11, 2015. When final, these regulations will replace the Statewide/Tribal Automated Child Welfare Information System (S/TACWIS) regulations at 45 CFR 1355.50 – 57. This Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) NPRM is the first significant change in these regulations in over 20 years. The CCWIS NPRM provides State and Tribal title IV-E agencies with significant flexibility to take advantage of modern technology to build smaller, flexible, and less expensive systems to support changes in child welfare business practice.

Download a copy of the CCWIS NPRM at (452 KB).

The Children's Bureau also published explanatory materials on its website. Go to the Bureau's State & Tribal Information Systems webpage ( and scroll down to "Proposed Rule on SACWIS/TACWIS" to access additional information about the CCWIS NPRM.

We encourage you to submit comments on the CCWIS NPRM at

Comments are due by October 13, 2015.