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NCJ Number: 52249 Find in a Library
Title: CONCEPTUAL DESIGN - REVISION TO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORT AND INQUIRY SYSTEM (CANRIS)
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 75
Publication Number: SHR-0000960
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE TEXAS AUTOMATED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORT AND INQUIRY SYSTEM (CANRIS), A STATEWIDE REPORTING AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, IS DESCRIBED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE SYSTEM ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: CANRIS LINKS THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE'S CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE UNITS FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPORTING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION ON INSTANCES OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. THE SYSTEM'S REPORT, INQUIRY, AND STATISTICS COMPONENTS ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO IDENTIFY, TRACK, AND EVALUATE CHILD ABUSE AND TO PLAN FOR PREVENTION AT THE STATE POLICYMAKING LEVEL AND AT THE LEVEL OF THE INDIVIDUAL CASEWORKER. ON THE BASIS OF AN ANALYSIS OF SYSTEM FLOW AND INTERVIEWS WITH WORKERS WHO OPERATE AND USE THE SYSTEM, REVISIONS IN FORMS, OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES, AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE ARE SUGGESTED. THE REVISIONS ARE INTENDED TO REDUCE ACCESS AND TURNAROUND TIMES, TO IMPROVE DATA COLLECTION AND DISSEMINATION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR LINKAGE BETWEEN CANRIS AND THE STATE'S SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE CHANGES WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN REPORT METHODS, DATA FLOW, IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED IN REPEATED INCIDENTS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT, AND LINKAGE BETWEEN TEXAS' TWO MAJOR SOCIAL SERVICES INFORMATION SYSTEMS. OVERVIEWS OF CANRIS AND THE PROPOSED REVISIONS ARE PROVIDED, TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF CHANGES IN DATA FLOW, REPORT FORMATS, AND PROCEDURES. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Child abuse registers; Child abuse reporting; Data collections; Data communications; Information dissemination; Information processing; Information Systems and Technology; Texas
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