Penn's Field Center and Montgomery County to Announce "Information Portability Project" to Improve Child Welfare

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | | 215-898-4820May 15, 2009

WHO: The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, Montgomery County, Stewards of Change, Motorola and Microsoft.

WHAT: A press conference announcing new technology, the “Information Portability Project,” that will revolutionize the child-welfare system with the goal of preventing tragedies and saving children’s lives.

WHERE: Wynn Commons/Perelman Quad
University of Pennsylvania campus

WHEN: May 21, 2009, 1:30 p.m.

WHY: This press conference will announce a contract to design a new model of information sharing across human-service agencies and the development of new hand-held technology aimed at protecting children’s lives.

This new technology revolutionizes the child-welfare system by providing caseworkers with real-time access to critical information and technology and enabling documentation of home visits to child-abuse and neglect victims.

NOTE to NEWS MEDIA: Interviews with University of Pennsylvania faculty members and representatives from Stewards of Change, Microsoft and Motorola will be available immediately after the press conference. The contact is Jill DiSanto-Haines at 215-898-4820 or