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Children’s Identity Management 46 th Annual IT Solutions Management for Human Services San Diego, CA October 5 th – 9 th, 2013.

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1 Children’s Identity Management 46 th Annual IT Solutions Management for Human Services San Diego, CA October 5 th – 9 th, 2013

2 Why Work Together: Economics / Prevention –80% factor Quality Decision Making –Reunification –Resources –Terminations Early identification is key –80% had contact –40% (30 day) contact

3 Supports for Working Together Legislative: Adoption and SAFE Families Act of 1997 Fostering connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 Policy: Safeguarding Child Support Information Final Rule; ACF Joint Informational Memorandum; ACF Informational Memorandum; 12-02

4 Quick Facts Children in Foster Care: 500,000 + Children in CSE Program: 15.7 cases / 22 million * Average Monthly foster care payment - $648/child Collections: $31.6 Billion / $961 million 1/2 to 2/3 children come from father absent homes Poverty – child Poverty 23% / 26% under 3 years

5 Logistics Access / Laws –Confidentiality Understanding –Budgeting vs. resources Structure of Programs: –County / State –Branches of Government Platforms

6 Human Service Coordination Common Cases with Child Welfare –TANF –Medicaid / CHIP –SNAP 34% –Child Support

7 What does Child SupportBring to the Table Caseload: –Numbers Data points: 250 and counting –Social Security Number validation –Interstate –Licensing –Labor –Vital statistics Duration: –0 – 18 years + –Both Parents + –Fatherhood Services –Outreach

8 Shared Goals CW Reduce placements Increase permanency (time and numbers) Reunification Father involvement Relative resources Improved Adoptions CS Income Stability Father involvement Identification of parents Better orders Improved collections

9 Current Processes for Sharing SPLS –Manual process –Access to FPLS State Level Matching –Referrals –Case processing

10 Federal Pilot Project Putting the Pieces to Action Workgroup established Joint guidance issued Pilot child welfare access to FPLS data

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12 Back Ground Child Welfare agencies currently have access to the FPLS through their IV-D agency State informational / SPLS still a route Allowing child welfare agencies to go directly to the SSP will: –Cut out the Middle man (IV-D agency) –Avoid delays in requesting and receiving data –Offer real time access to some FPLS

13 SSP Applications Online Locate –Allows users to directly request locate information from the FPLS for child welfare cases –Responses are limited and do not include all locate information available on the FPLS FCR Query –Enables users to obtain active IV-D cases and personal information associated with an SSN on the Federal Case Registry (FCR)

14 State determines who should have access to SSP Network – 2 Option –Same SSP Proxy as Child Support –New SSP Proxy and VPN connectivity Setup –Technical Assistance 14 Access and Connectivity

15 Next Steps: Addresses –Purpose and legal authorities –Data elements, decryption and access –State retention and Disposition –Security Training –User guidelines –Webinars Evaluation During pilot Post pilot

16 State Experiences So Far Indiana –Staffing issues on CSE side –Goals: Improve access to locate for CW –Access to data guides and multiple agency infrastructure Arizona –State CW Agency requested –Goals: less requests for IVB/IVE for locate –Proxy server adjustments

17 Oklahoma –State level concerns for CA Agency –Goals: improved access to information and Reduced placements –Opened communication District of Columbia –Improve collaboration between CW/CS –Goals: guideline permanency, increase alternate placements, speedier adoptions, improve foster placement –Improving conversation State Experiences So Far

18 Alisha A. Griffin, IV-D Director New Jersey Office of Child Support


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