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Florida Department of Children and Families

This kind of electronic technology has never been used to this extent in child welfare. This is not just innovative for the sake of being innovative. This allows people to do their job better.
George Sheldon Secretary
  • Industry: Government and Public Sector
  • Region: North America
  • Company Size: Large
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Summary

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is responsible for protecting vulnerable children, families and elderly. Caseworkers needed a tool to help oversee children in state care. They developed their own Remote Data Capture application that allows workers to geo-tag photographic records of each child visit which is then automatically updated in the Florida Safe Families Network Database. This system replaces inaccurate paper records and cuts down on at least 1.5 hours of administrative work every day - giving case workers more time with families.