PROJECT TITLE | Criminal History Review Unit (CHRU) for New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYS OCFS)
PROJECT ROLE | Program Management
CLIENT | New York State Office of Children and Family Services (NYSOCFS)
OBJECTIVE | To revamp, automate and maintain the current active valid criminal and fingerprinted information of the foster care providers.
SCOPE | 1. To operate, maintain and enhance the Fingerprints Information Management System (FIPS).
2. White paper, product study, vendor evaluation, bid process management, vendor selection, oversight of implementation of the new file net system and environment.
3. Product integration for enabled flow of audit of finger prints and related documents.
The Criminal History Review Unit (CHRU) of the New York State OCFS is a tool to process day care and Foster Care applications by collecting and reviewing criminal history review data of the applicants to validate their historical records. All information from the FIPS was run through the wrap-sheets of the criminal justice system to validate the applications. The information validity period was only six months.
Therefore the processing of applications was manually intensive and inefficient on account of being time consuming. The CHRU was also experiencing increased workloads and mounting storage needs. OCFS engaged a consultant team to address the CHRU system performance challenges and to integrate automation of the manual application process.
ANGARAI conducted critical information system planning and provided a road map for the conceptualization and development of CHRU for transition from a 10,000 square foot office space housing physical papers and records onto the web-based, paperless file-net system that saved money and ensured the safety, security and integrity of the data. The finger printing was made electronic with high resolution.