Partners for Our Children is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.0 of the Washington State Child Well-Being Data Portal. 

With the release of the Data Portal, a collaboration with the Department of Social and Health Services, Washington State will have its first public source for up-to-date information on Washington's child welfare system. POC hopes this new technology will bring together the thousands of people who work to serve disadvantaged families with common data, promoting better understanding of the issues they face, making it easier to access needed data, and fueling improvement of our child welfare system.

The Data Portal provides a place for users to learn about topics such as kinship care, family reunification, guardianship, and more. It allows users to create their own customized data queries using filters such as time period, race/ethnicity, and location. POC predicts that the Data Portal will help drive improvements in the child welfare system by eliminating technological barriers, broadening the discussion about data to new audiences, and focusing attention on meaningful outcomes.

The Data Portal was made possible through the generous sponsorship of a coalition of funders dedicated to improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Washington State child welfare system. These funders include The Stuart Foundation, The Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Casey Family Programs, and Ballmer Family Giving.

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ben Berres, Strategy and Special Projects

206-221-0864

bjsb@uw.edu