Can Predictive Analytics Root Out the Social Workers Most Likely to Break up Black Families?
The idea of using predictive analytics in child welfare easily conjures images of child abuse investigators targeting parents a machine deems most likely to harm their children. Because black families are so disproportionately likely to be involved with the child protection system, critics credibly argue that predictive risk modeling will only exacerbate existing racial bias.
Ken Berger, Former Charity Navigator CEO, All In on Predictive Analytics
When Ken Berger arrived as CEO of Charity Navigator, he heard the same message about the organization from many nonprofit leaders. “You guys are doing more harm than good,” Berger said, paraphrasing the consensus.