The Erie County Department of Job and Family Services will follow other counties in the state and implement a new information system.
By September the child welfare unit will be linked to the statewide automated child welfare information system, or SACWIS.
In the past each county kept its own records, making it hard to share information when a family moved.
"If there's a family that moves from county to county, the county that the family moves to may not have the information from the previous county," said Jon Waugh, social services supervisor.
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