Use mobile fingerprint scan units
Use mobile fingerprint scan units to capture and process fingerprints on-site in a family’s home.
Who Can Do This?:
Cost: Estimated at $10,000
Timeframe: Within a month
The Problem It Solves
Families often need to make a separate trip to get fingerprinted. This increases time to approval, and requires more clerical work to coordinate appointments, etc.
How To Do This
Purchase a machine (often in the range of $10k+)
Comply with your state’s requirements for using the machine, such as being trained by the Attorney General’s office and having a dedicated printer for results
We are still collecting concrete data, but believe that this:
- Decreases the amount of time to approval
- Decreases the amount of clerical work
- Increases foster family applicant satisfaction
Who’s Doing This?
Rhode Island + California