KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, and Casebook PBC, today announced an alliance to help state social service agencies upgrade to next-generation child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

The alliance means KPMG will use the Casebook platform in its KPMG Resource Integration Suite for Child Welfare (KRIS-CW). KRIS-CW is a set of technologies and leading practices that help state agencies to modernize service delivery and improve performance outcomes while taking advantage of last year’s federal Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS) final rule. CCWIS is designed to help state agencies upgrade systems that collect and analyze case management data.

“The KPMG and Casebook PBC alliance will help child welfare agencies to upgrade to modern IT systems that will allow them to more effectively serve their constituents,” said Paul Hencoski, KPMG principal and leader of the firm’s HHS practice. “Casebook has a proven track record of improving key outcome metrics, such as the number of caseworker meetings with children and children placed with relatives. The combination of KPMG and Casebook PBC will be very attractive to state agencies planning to modernize under CCWIS.”

“This alliance brings together two leaders in child welfare, coupling the award-winning Casebook platform with KPMG’s leadership in providing agencies with a streamlined path to modernizing their technology,” said Tristan Louis, president and CEO of Casebook PBC.

In the past five years, KPMG has worked with more than 25 states on enterprise modernization initiatives, including helping them plan and implement system upgrades under the CCWIS final rule. Serving as business integrator, KPMG is an industry leader in helping states conceive, strategize, plan and execute program modernization efforts that address organization structure, case practice and targeted technology modernization. With KRIS-CW powered by the Casebook platform, clients will benefit from KPMG’s capabilities while relying on an award-winning Software-as-a-Service package.

Casebook is a leading software platform developed hand-in-hand with caseworkers and purpose-built for human services. It has won both the Code for America Technology Award and the UX Magazine’s International Design for Experience Award and is recognized for its groundbreaking user interface. It incorporates social media concepts that are familiar to today’s social workers.