Stewards of Change resources for organizations seeking to expand
information-sharing with properly planned and executed
confidentiality and governance structures. Stewards of Change has developed
data-sharing legal toolkits for the federal government (ACF),
State of Illinois, New York State, and the National League of Cities; these provide
an analysis of how the major federal laws impact what data may
be shared about residents (adults and children), and also
delineate the most effective process for extending the legal
analysis to a local jurisdiction.
Stewards of Change Consulting
provides services that support increased integration and
information-sharing at all levels of government. More
information on those services is available in
this brief guide.
National League of Cities Confidentiality Toolkit
The National League of Cities data-sharing toolkit is a
good foundation, but local state, county, and local laws and regulations also
need to be analyzed to ensure data and operational integration efforts proceed
smoothly and legally, and that the public’s trust is protected and maintained.
Stewards’ legal staff is able to ensure that governments build successfully on
the NLC Toolkit and quickly make progress in achieving the benefits that
operational integration promises.
Download the NLC toolkit
State of Illinois
In its work with the Illinois Framework program,
SOC provided the primary guidance to create a nationally recognized handbook for
governance of interoperability projects and also worked with staff attorneys to
forge an information sharing environment that respects confidentiality and
privacy laws across the state agencies.
Click to download the Illinois Governance Framework document.
New York State Confidentiality
Body of Toolkit - Final
Toolkit Appendix (Large file - 30 MB)
of Change/Field Center Confidentiality Conference Resources