• 11.15.2022

    State of Florida Selects Spruce – RedMane Team for Adult Protective Services Modernization Project

    RedMane’s mCase Platform Powers the Solution

    Clifton, NJ and Chicago, IL, – Spruce Technology Inc., a New Jersey-based leading provider of information technology services and RedMane Technology LLC, a Chicago-based software solutions and systems integration company, today announced that the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Adult Protective Services (APS) unit selected the Spruce – RedMane Team to design, develop, implement, and support a new adult protection solution configured on RedMane’s purpose-built mCase solution platform.

    Florida’s DCF works to protect at-risk children and adults, enable self-sufficiency for individuals and families, and promote personal well-being. The Department’s Adult Protective Service (APS) unit performs protective investigations of vulnerable adults and provides home and community-based service (HCBS) to eligible individuals. The APS unit performs over 40,000 investigations per year and serves more than 52,000 adults.

    The new system aligns with the unit’s vision for a single, integrated cloud solution for all adult protective services. Florida envisions a solution that supports staff working in the community, is fully integrated with key state systems, and enables the organization to make changes without custom coding as policies, regulations, and procedural changes. 

    The Florida APS solution will be deployed on RedMane’s mCase solution platform. mCase, a modern and mobile-friendly case management system, will allow users to work and collaborate in ways the previous system simply could not. mCase is a purpose-built, cloud-based, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) technology that enables interoperability and case coordination. It is flexible, highly configurable and will fully support the needs of Florida’s APS unit for years to come.

    The new system is to be officially named SAFE, as an acronym for Serving Adults and Families Effectively. The Spruce – RedMane Team will work with APS staff to configure the SAFE system to the state’s requirements, including enabling investigators to access the solution via mobile devices when they are in homes, institutions, hospitals, and everywhere in the community.

    “Our team recognizes the importance of SAFE and how it can meaningfully impact both the adults that APS serves and DCF’s committed staff,” said Srini Penumella, Spruce’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to contributing our expertise to such a worthwhile endeavor.”

    Tony Lakier, RedMane’s president echoed those thoughts, “We are thrilled to partner with Spruce and help Florida DCF implement the mCase-based SAFE system so APS staff can focus their efforts on protecting and supporting those at-risk, while making administrative work easier and more efficient.”

    About the Florida Department of Children and Families – Adult Protective Services

    DCF’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency. The Department has over 12,000 staff that work tirelessly in support of that mission. The APS unit is the designated state agency to investigate abuse against vulnerable adults and coordinate critical support services to that population.

    About Spruce Technology

    Spruce Technology is a full services system integration and technology consultancy and staffing firm. Spruce focuses on helping our clients define roadblocks and implement solutions to solve complex business challenges. Spruce provides implementation services and support, including design and development services, solution integrations, advisory, data and infrastructure migration, and training. 

    About RedMane

    RedMane Technology LLC provides software solutions and systems integration services that address complex, real-world challenges. The firm’s human services expertise includes adult protection, child welfare, child support, benefit eligibility, and enterprise case management. RedMane is a problem-solving company. Technology is just one of its tools.