Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Hilton, April 22-24, 2018
San Diego, CA Hilton San Diego Bayfront, October 21-24, 2018
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.