An integrated statewide verification hub (SVH) is an agency-wide information technology (IT) solution that will ultimately contribute to increased parent knowledge and choice, as families will have improved access to services across the birth to five continuum through streamlining and modernizing the required verification process while preserving privacy and security. The SVH is currently in planning phases. Forthcoming steps will include improving the consumer education database concept and other early childhood data efforts to provide families with user-friendly information, conducting stakeholder workgroups, and doing foundational work and assessment to facilitate unique ID concepts. To accomplish these activities, the California Department of Social Services will provide personnel services, contracted consulting services, and IT software/hardware solutions as necessary.
Start Date: 07/01/2020