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KU program works to simplify foster-care paperwork

8/25/2014

By Roy Wenzl

By Roy Wenzl

The Wichita Eagle

(MCT) Researchers in a project directed by the University of Kansas are figuring out how to help kids in foster care by simplifying and digitizing the large amounts of paperwork that foster care produces.

The project goal: help child-welfare service providers improve operations, according to a prepared statement from the university.

The project is working with social welfare workers in 12 states.

All involved agencies keep large amounts of data on the children served, but the volume of it makes it difficult to "organize in usable formats," the KU statement said.

KU has been working for eight years on the Results Oriented Management Project, to simplify it and make it more useable, and accessible.

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