Social Services

Local News
11:26 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Social Services: State Software Severely Stalls Assistance

Credit ncfast.gov

There are still major problems with new state software, which is supposed to speed up processing of government assistance claims.


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Local News
9:08 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Cabarrus Looks To Arm Social Workers With iPads

Todd Shanley, Cabarrus County Information Technology Services manager and Derrick Heath, director of Child Protective Services advocate for the pilot program during a Cabarrus County Commissioners work session on Monday.
Credit Tasnim Shamma

Social workers across the country are trading in their notepads for tablets. A handful of the state's counties have gone digital and now Cabarrus County is looking to join their ranks.  

The Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners is considering a proposal to give county social workers iPads so that they can quickly access case and client information from the field.


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Mecklenburg County Government
1:51 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Reports Highlight Problems In Social Services Agency

Evidence continues to surface of troubling failures in Mecklenburg County’s Department of Social Services.  11 children whose families were under DSS supervision or had recent contact with social workers have died since 2007.   Now it’s been revealed that the County didn’t publicize the findings of a taxpayer-funded consultants’ report that recommended changes in DSS operations last year .   The Charlotte Observer has uncovered details of this story and reporter Fred Clasen-Kelly spoke with WFAE’s Mark Rumsey.

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