" When you spend less time on paperwork and more time with families, the result is a better outcome."                                    

ChildFirst  Mobile Software Solution
Designed for DSS Caseworkers

- Gayle DeRose, COO

Make information accessible in real time & make reporting easier

Improve caseworker safety in the field

Drastically reduce your paperwork burden & redundant data entry

Reduce caseworker burnout and turnover rates

Become more efficient

Deliver quicker response times & increase timeliness of CPS cases

Deliver better outcomes to children and families in your care.

Don't see what you are looking for?  

ChildFirst is easily customizable.

Your exact forms can be replicated.

We will work with you to modify the ChildFirst Solution to meet your requirements.

"Helping you help the children by eliminating
massive amounts of paperwork."

>  How is case information/data kept secure?

  1. The ChildFirst mobile solution utilizes individual user credentials, along with AES 256 Encryption to ensure the secure storage and transmission of your sensitive and critical data. 
  2. ChildFirst utilizes state of the art data security practices commonly found in sensitive data uses such as Wall Street Banking, and government. 

>  Why would I want to use an Enterprise device?

  1. Remote Device Management / Mobile Device Management (MDM) Capabilities
    You are able to manage your whole fleet of mobile devices. With MDM capabilities, you can remotely lock down a user or device, you can wipe devices clean of information, and manage user settings.
  2.  Devices are Rugged 
     Rugged devices are purpose-built for work in the field and can withstand harsh conditions including water spills,  everyday drops and tumbles. 
  3. Advanced Barcode Capture
    Scan engines in rugged devices can capture barcodes that are scratched, dirty, smudged and poorly printed.  The scan speed is also impressive. Users are able to scan and capture barcode information as soon as you press the scan button on your enterprise device. You also have the option to scan IDs such as driver's licenses to populate name and address fields 
  4. Enterprise OS platforms are consistent for 3-5 years, making deployment and maintenance easier.
  5. You have the ability to lock-down the Andriod OS devices.  These devices are deployed without  3rd party involvement. Google Maps and Google Playstore don't have to be included, so your information will not be monitored by any 3rd party. You also have the ability to enable selected enterprise applications allowing you the most flexibility in terms of platform management. 

How do you lock a caseworker out of the mobile device?

  1. To disable a caseworker from logging in, you can lockout their user id and credentials from the ChildFirst application. 
  2. To prevent a caseworker from accessing the software, you can temporarily or permanently alter their access rights.

>  What else can I use GPS device tracking for?

  1. With this functionality, it is possible to geo-stamp where certain documents and/or forms have been created. It can also be used to view where certain addresses are and for directions, etc. It is also possible to know where any GPS enabled device is currently located. 
  2. If the device has GPS capabilities it can provide you with maps,  directions, and locating services. If desired, it can also stamp photos, videos and other documents with a date stamp, time stamp, and location stamp. 

>  How do you monitor the mobile device in the field?

  1. To monitor the GPS coordinates or usage of the phone and data, you would utilize a 3rd party mobile device management (MDM) application provided by L-Tron or your organization. To monitor the use of ChildFirst, you would utilize the reporting functions of the software.
  2. Utilizing an app on the device, management can monitor GPS location and usage of the device’s cell or data plans.  Additionally, ChildFirst has reporting features that allow management to view use of the software.


>  How do you wipe the device of data/information?

  1. Utilizing a 3rd party mobile device management (MDM) application provided by L-Tron or your organization, you can locate, reset or disable the device. 
  2. Utilizing an app on the device, your organization can disable a device regardless of where it is.

>  What does AES 256 Encryption mean?

  1. AES 256 Encryption is the Advanced Encryption Standard that utilizes a key of up to 256 bits which is the accepted standard amongst financial and government entities.  It would take an estimated 3.31 x 10^56 years to crack this type of encryption.
  2. AES 256 Encryption is the way ChildFirst protects your records from being read by unauthorized people. 

>  What if the case moves to a different county?

  1. If the other county does not have ChildFirst, files and reports can be generated with the software to transfer to the county. You can control where the information goes or if it gets deleted.
  2. If the other county has ChildFirst, the information can be transferred electronically directly into their ChildFirst platform or information can be exported via CSV or XML.

>  What devices can we use?

  1. The ChildFirst Software Solution can run on Android and iOS. Blackberry and Windows support is available upon special request.
  2. There are certain Enterprise devices that we recommend based on your needs and our actual experience from the field. The ergonomics, rugged-ability, and usage needs of your team will dictate what we recommend. Please contact us so that we can understand your particular needs and we can work with you to select the best fit.

>  Where is all of my data/information stored?

  1. ChildFirst uses the existing Database Management System (DBMS) currently in use by your organization (Oracle, SQL Server, etc.). If your county doesn’t currently have a DBMS, then L-Tron can provide you with that as well.
  2. ChildFirst uses widely accepted standards and can therefore store data in whatever format your organization currently uses.

>  What is an Enterprise-class device?

  1. Enterprise-class devices are secure and rugged. You have complete control over the applications on the device, you can automatically lock a device, you can lock or wipe data remotely, you have the ability to prevent operating system (OS) updates from the cloud, and you are able to remove OS features (ie outside Apps such as Google PlayStore and Google Maps).

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ChildFirst Solution: Purpose Built for DSS/CPS Caseworkers


The Challenges CPS Caseworkers Face Everyday 

ChildFirst Resource Center



The Benefits of ChildFirst

Overview of the ChildFirst Solution
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Child Protective Services: Paperwork Burdens are a Reality


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How To:  Use the Voice-to-Text Feature 


Demo Series


Why ChildFirst?



8 Ways to fill out Child Protective Services' Paperwork without a Pen & Paper

How Secure is ChildFirst?

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How Secure is ChildFirst?
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Time Savings - gain up to 480 hours per year!

Empower CPS Caseworkers in the Field, During Visits

Lee County Youth Development Center Launches ChildFirst

What's the News?        

147th New York Public Welfare Association (NYPWA) Summer Conference Recap

Save the date!

L-Tron Sponsors the 14th Annual Bivona Cheers for Children Event

January 2017

August 2016
We were proud to be a sponsor at this summer's conference in Albany, NY in July. Learn more about the event.
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8th Annual Bivona Child Abuse Summit Recap

Plenty of swag, candy, and a door prize at NYPWA!

December 2016
Lee County Youth Development Center recently launched the ChildFirst Solution. Learn how they customized this solution to meet their requirements.
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Read more and view pictures from the Bivona conference from April 2016.
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Gayle, Bill & Elyse at the 14th Annual Bivona Cheers for Children Event

Gayle (Co-Owner) and Trevor (Director of Solutions) at Bivona

October 2016
The Cheers for Children Event is an annual fundraiser for the Bivona Child Advocacy Center.  Over 500 people attended and enjoyed local wine, beer and music.
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Why L-Tron?

Your goals are our priority and at the core of our business model.

With over 40 years of industry leading experience under our belts, we have a track record of providing custom automation technology solutions to fit our client's specific requirements. We are workflow automation experts specializing in mobile technology solutions.  

Supporting our clients is a key component of our success - we live by our motto,

"Your Success is Our Passion." 

We plan and deliver support that each client requires to be successful.

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  • University of Rochester 
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