Suggestions for names were collected for two months
including during the kickoff, 9/12/07, and over the internet.
CWS voted their top three choices 10/1/07-10/12/07.
Most 1s: SHAKA - State of Hawaii Automated Keiki Assistance System
Our existing system is "CPSS," Child Protective Services System.
The Federal Government coined the term "SACWIS," for Statewide Automated Child
Welfare Information Systems. As the system would be "known" by its acronym, we wanted an acronym that could be sounded-out and be
usable both state-wide and nation-wide.
Other States have created their "SACWIS," systems and called them various versions such as CHILDS, KIDS, ORCA, FACES.
See rest of list below.
Top ten suggestions for the new system were (in order of preference):
SHAKA - State of Hawaii Automated Keiki Assistance System