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Learn more about Northwoods and technology in human services through our press releases and media articles featuring Northwoods and our customers.

Chemung Co DSS Goes Paperless - WENY

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 [In the News]

Chemung Co DSS Goes Paperless - WENY

The Chemung County Department of Social Services is going paperless! The department is the first New York County to give caseworkers a mobile tool to help them protect abused and neglected children.

Watch and read more on WENY.com

Thursday, March 19, 2015 [Press Releases]

Chemung County DSS Caseworkers First in New York to Get Mobile App

Chemung County Department of Social Services (DSS) is the first New York county to give caseworkers a mobile tool to help them protect abused and neglected children. Northwoods’ mobile document management solution, Compass® CoPilot, will initially help 11 workers, including leadership, supervisors and 4 child protective services caseworkers in the Child Advocacy Center, access and update documentation using an iPad® app from the field, rather than using paper forms and documents. 

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Community services implements new technology - Brainerd Dispatch

Thursday, February 12, 2015 [In the News]

Community services implements new technology - Brainerd Dispatch

Crow Wing County Community Services has implemented social service software to streamline processes for staff and assist them in effectively managing increased caseloads.

Read more on Brainerd Dispatch

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 [Press Releases]

San Joaquin County HSA Using Technology to Eliminate Lobby Lines

Lobby lines for the 2,000 clients visiting San Joaquin County Human Services Agency (HSA) every day are a thing of the past, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods. San Joaquin County HSA uses appointment management software from Northwoods to make sure a caseworker is always available to help clients apply for and receive Income Maintenance (Medi-Cal, CalFresh) and Welfare to Work (CalWORKs) benefits.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 [Press Releases]

Moore County DSS Social Workers Getting Mobile App to Improve Safety

Moore County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is giving social workers a mobile tool to help them better protect abused and neglected children and adults. Northwoods’ mobile document management solution, Compass® CoPilot will help 32 child protective services and adult protective services social workers access and update documentation using an iPad® app from the field, rather than using paper forms and documents.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 [Press Releases]

Dane County DHS Staff Turnover Cut in Half with Mobile App for Social Workers

A mobile application for social workers is helping Dane County Department of Human Services (DHS) reduce staff turnover and improve interaction with families, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 [Press Releases]

Rutherford County DSS Giving Social Workers Mobile Technology

Faced with double the state’s recommended number of child protective services (CPS) cases per social worker, Rutherford County Department of Social Services (DSS) in North Carolina is turning to a mobile document management solution to help social workers better protect children.

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Five companies that get young people - Columbus Business First

Friday, November 7, 2014 [In the News]

Five companies that get young people - Columbus Business First

A company focused on helping public agencies update their filing systems sounds like just the place to benefit from a young, tech-savvy work force. And Northwoods Consulting Partners Inc. has been doing just that, said president and CEO Gary Heinze.

Read more on bizjournals.com/columbus/

Software saves Beaufort Co. taxpayers money

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 [In the News]

Software saves Beaufort Co. taxpayers money

A recently released case study shows software Beaufort County's Department of Social Services switched to several years ago is saving them a lot of money. The software, called Northwoods, places an emphasis on electronic filing, which saves the DSS money on things like training and office supplies. All together, the DSS says they're saving about $100,000 a year.

Read more on WNCT.com

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 [Press Releases]

Beaufort County Using Technology to Reduce Turnover, Expenses

New technology in social work is helping Beaufort County Department of Social Services (DSS) boost worker morale, improve interaction with families and reduce agency expenditures, according to a new case study released today by Northwoods.

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