CDHS has begun to distribute mobile technologies throughout the state as part of the Governor Hickenlooper’s Child Welfare Plan "Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0" announced in February of last year. The Governor recognized the importance of having a well-trained, highly-qualified work force with the best supports and tools available to ensure they can meet the needs of Colorado’s children and families.
County child welfare workers spend a large amount of time away from the office visiting children in their homes, working with parents, foster parents, and mental health professionals, and testifying in court hearings. Most of these interactions require documentation to help keep kids safe and strengthen families. When away from the office, workers have limited access to data systems and are unable to record information in a timely manner. With an investment of more than $927,000 in mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and smart phones, child welfare workers throughout the state will be more efficient and effective in their jobs.
Mobile technologies will be distributed to child welfare workers in 53 county human services departments throughout the state. The State is working with the remaining counties in an effort to get them equipped with the right devices.
|Total Mobile Technologies Investment to date: $927,230|
Clear Creek $3,236
El Paso $115,467
Kit Carson $631
La Plata $7,359
Las Animas $10,548
Rio Grande $4,874
San Miguel $1,095