SB 88 – NC FAST Child Welfare Case Mgmt./PED Study

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Joyce Krawiec (R-Davie, Forsyth); Sen. Jim Burgin (R-Harnett, Johnston, Lee)


This bill would require DHHS to contract with a qualified organization to implement a statewide child welfare practice model designed to ensure a more uniform delivery of child welfare services across the State.

This bill would also require the contracted organization to conduct culture change readiness training related to the North Carolina Families Accessing Services Through Technology (NC FAST) system.

This bill specifies that a designated staff person must be assigned to the child welfare case management component of the NC FAST project to provide oversight if funds are appropriated for the NC FAST system for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

The bill also requires DHHS to prioritize usability with any future vendor contracts regarding the child case management component of the NC FAST system and to require future vendors to provide a free proof of concept demonstrating the vendor’s ability to work with NC FAST.


Filed – 2/11/2021