Nashville, TN - JW Marriott , October 13-16, 2019
Maryland, MD - Gaylord National Harbor, May 3-6, 2020
Timely information exchange between social workers and the courts can mean the difference between life and death for a child. It is essential that child welfare and the courts are communicating current developments as custody and child support cases are being discussed and before the courts make final decisions. Colorado has enabled this necessary information exchange through the use of the National Information Exchange Model - NIEM.
In this session we will describe how Child Support, Child Welfare, and the courts are able to share information and collaborate. These agencies are employing the NIEM standards to develop schemas and information exchange packages (IEDP’s) for use in “staying connected.”
We will show how these standards have enabled the state of Colorado to develop automated communications resulting in improved performance, reduced costs, and improved workflow that resulted in improving their core mission of helping children obtain the support they require. We will describe the business and social benefits that resulted from this collaboration and outline future directions.
The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.
Funding to support the NASCIO EA Program and information sharing initiative is provided by a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs.
The enhancements in the third version of the Tool-Kit result from the expertise and continued dedication of enterprise architecture practitioners from all levels of government and the private sector. Version 3.0 incorporates an updated governance architecture framework with added roles and responsibilities and a focus on multi-level communication. Process models with explanatory narrative are included for governance and the architecture lifecycle. The Tool-Kit also includes fully populated security domain and application domain blueprints.