DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATED INVESTIGATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,992.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
14078
Agency Tracking Number:
14078
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
12500 E Iliff Ave #201, Aurora, CO, 80014
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Louis Cicchinelli
(303) 337-0990
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
DECREASING RESOURCES, HIGH WORKER TURNOVER RATES, AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF CHILD MALTREATMENT REPORTS ARE TRENDS THAT ARE CHALLENGING SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES TO FIND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO DELIVER EFFECTIVE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) MORE EFFICIENTLY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT IS TO DESIGN AND DEVELOP AN AUTOMATED JOB-AIDING SYSTEM, THE INVESTIGATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT SUPPORT SYSTEM (IRASS), TO ASSIST CPS WORKERS IN PLANNING AND CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS, MANAGING THE INFORMATION COLLECTED, SUMMARIZING THE CASE STATUS, AND SUGGESTING POSSIBLE COURSES OF ACTION AVAILABLE BASED ON AN ASSESSMENT OF A CHILD'S CURRENT LEVEL OF SAFETY AND RISK OF FUTURE HARM. PHASE I OF THE PROJECT FOCUSES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR IRASS AND THE COMPLETION OF A LIMITED COMPUTER-BASED DEMONSTRATION. DURING PHASE II, A COMPLETE PROTOTYPE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND FIELD-TESTED. THE SYSTEM ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR SIMPLIFIED RISK ASSESSMENTMETHODS, AUTOMATED CASE MANAGEMENT SUPPORT, ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, AND ON-DEMAND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO WORKERS, WHILE PROVIDING IMPROVED ACCOUNTABILITY AND PRODUCTIVITY WITHIN CPS AGENCIES.

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