The new Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is considering a recommendation that it construct an integrated administrative data system to track its newly combined child welfare, juvenile justice, and early intervention populations. DCYF is a cabinet-level agency focused on improving outcomes for children, youth, and families. By integrating its data systems across all DCYF operations, the system could facilitate linkages across service areas. The goal is a data system that would be able to produce a holistic picture of child and family well-being and system engagement. DCYF would be able to track children, youth . . .
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