43-4402. Legislative findings.

The Legislature finds that:

(1) Nebraska does not have the capacity to collect and analyze routinely and effectively the data required to inform policy decisions, child welfare service development, and evaluation of its child welfare system;

(2) The N-FOCUS system is difficult to use and does not provide the appropriate data for meaningful monitoring of the child welfare system for children's safety, permanency, and wellness;

(3) The N-FOCUS system does not easily integrate with other computer systems that have different purposes, capacities, file structures, and operating systems, resulting in silos of operation and information; and

(4) The department needs leadership in developing a uniform electronic data collection system to collect and evaluate data regarding children served, the quality of child welfare services provided, and the outcomes produced by such child welfare services.

Source:Laws 2012, LB1160, ยง 2.