Dominican Republic to Strengthen Orphan Case Management with Software from Tyler Technologies and Non-Profit Both Ends Burning

Caribbean nation is latest to choose Children First Software for
better access to data that helps efficiently match children with forever

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TYL #tylertech–In a new public/private partnership, Tyler
Technologies, Inc.
(NYSE: TYL) and non-profit Both
Ends Burning
are supporting the Dominican Republic’s orphan care
strategies with a software-based registry called Children First
Software. The technology helps government agencies build, maintain and
manage accurate records of a child’s identification, medical conditions
and other details for matching the child with their forever family.

Both Ends Burning, a change agent dedicated to bringing attention and
solutions to the challenges facing orphans in developing nations,
partnered with Tyler Technologies to develop Children First Software.
The organizations have entered a three-way agreement with the Dominican
Republic to use the software at no cost, which is now in production for
the Caribbean nation.

As one of 26 countries that comprise the Both Ends Burning Global
Working Group, the Dominican Republic is the most recent country to
apply the Children First Software, which helps government institutions
and private orphanages to streamline how at-risk children are matched
with loving families. The registry is also currently in pilot in four
other countries and is expected to move into production in those
countries in this calendar year.

Children First Software provides a tool to enable countries worldwide to
manage and produce child welfare programs through four modules,
including registry, planning, placement and administration. The
software’s administration module was designed with a repeatable baseline
code, but is also configurable to every country’s unique needs. By
having online, comprehensive access to each child’s relevant
information, including all known data about birth, health and education,
Children First Software helps in-country courts, child welfare and
adoption organizations make determinations about the best outcome for
each child, as well as measure family-based outcomes in a timely and
safe manner.

“Children First Software was designed with the world’s most vulnerable
children in mind, and shows how technology can make a true difference,
reducing the time required to move these children out of orphanages and
institutional care, reunifying them with their birth parents or finding
loving families in the child’s own country or abroad,” said Mark
Schwartz, who holds the dual role of executive director of Both Ends
Burning, and director of consulting for Tyler Technologies. “There are
multiple aspects of orphan care, and providing all in-country agencies
better and easier access to pertinent child data is a major hurdle. We
are proud to be working with the Dominican Republic and supporting their
leaders as they work hard to streamline social welfare initiatives.”

Both Ends Burning and Tyler have a shared vision for how public/private
partnerships can help countries solve tough and complex issues. Tyler is
committed to using technology to help transform the justice system, and
the partnership with Both Ends Burning helps address systemic injustice
for these vulnerable children.

“We believe that the Children First Software initiative is part of our
social and moral responsibility. We are blessed with the financial and
technology resources, and people with the expertise and passion, to
support caring nations like the Dominican Republic that are working hard
to improve the welfare of children living outside parental care,” said
Bruce Graham, chief strategy officer and president of Tyler’s Courts &
Justice Division. “We are eager to put Children First Software to work
in the Dominican Republic and be a strong partner for the nation’s
leaders who are committed to helping the children in their care.”

About Both Ends Burning

Both Ends Burning was founded in January of 2010 as a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization to promote family based outcomes for vulnerable
children. Our primary goal is to minimize institutional care for at risk
children and redirect these children into reunification with their
family, foster or kinship care, or placement into domestic and
international adoption programs.

About Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end
information management solutions and services for local governments.
Tyler partners with clients to empower the public sector — cities,
counties, schools and other government entities — to become more
efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of their
constituents. Tyler’s client base includes more than 15,000 local
government offices in all 50 states, Canada, the Caribbean, the United
Kingdom and other international locations. In 2016, Forbes ranked Tyler
on its “Most Innovative Growth Companies” list, and it has also named
Tyler one of “America’s Best Small Companies” eight times. The company
has been included six times on the Barron’s 400 Index, a measure of the
most promising companies in America. More information about Tyler
Technologies, headquartered in Plano, Texas, can be found at


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