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 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-11/pdf/2015-19087.pdf (452 KB).
The Children's Bureau also published explanatory materials on its website. Go to the Bureau's State & Tribal Information Systems webpage (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/research-data-technology/state-tribal-info-systems) 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 http://www.regulations.gov.
Comments are due by October 13, 2015.