Casey Tech Project Highlighted in Boston Globe Op-Ed

Posted August 7, 2014
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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An unread fax led to the death of a child in Mass­a­chu­setts,” begins a recent Boston Globe op-ed from Stephen Gold­smith , shin­ing a light onto just how vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in a child wel­fare sys­tem can be. Too often, out­dat­ed tech­nol­o­gy dimin­ish­es the abil­i­ty of case­work­ers and agen­cies to serve vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and fam­i­lies, with trag­ic consequences.

It doesn’t have to be this way, asserts Gold­smith, who directs the Inno­va­tions Pro­gram at the Har­vard Ash Cen­ter for Demo­c­ra­t­ic Gov­er­nance and Inno­va­tion. The arti­cle points to Indi­ana – whose sys­tem con­tains Case­book at its core – as an exam­ple of a state mak­ing savvy invest­ments in dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy” that can trans­form a social ser­vice agency’s abil­i­ty to pro­tect chil­dren before it’s too late.” 

To learn more about why tech­nol­o­gy is so impor­tant to our efforts to pro­tect vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and fam­i­lies, read the full Boston Globe op-ed.

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