Program Overview

The Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System is being maintained by the Office of Systems Integration (OSI), with policy guidance from the Fraud Bureau of the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

These pages provide detailed information on the program goals and objectives, the project implementation plan, the project team and how to contact them, and the program coordinators within the State Department of Social Services and at each of the 58 counties.

SFIS Technology

Fingerprint imaging is an accepted international standard for the identification of individuals. The SFIS implemented digital fingerprint imaging and digital photo imaging, providing state and county welfare agencies with a means of eliminating duplicate aid, identifying fraud and incorrect payments due to administrative errors. These pages provide information on digital imaging, fingerprint science and fingerprint identification technology.