It’s Time for a Deep Look at Child Protection in Los Angeles

As a former child protection worker, I know that the death of a child is the worst possible outcome, the one that we all fear. Words can’t express the sorrow we feel when a child dies.

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L.A. Supes Want Answers on Child Abuse Risk Assessment, Fast  

In response to the death of an 11-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection will evaluate how the county’s child protection system measures risk and report to the Board of Supervisors in 30 days.

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Data-Nuking Poor Families Is Not the Answer to Child Abuse

Much as the National Rifle Association argues that “Guns don’t kill people, people do,” Joshua New defends the use of predictive analytics in child welfare by telling us, in effect, that computers don’t remove children, caseworkers do.


Why Are Child Welfare Advocates Sabotaging Data-Driven Efforts to Protect Children?

Of all the social challenges the public sector works to overcome, ensuring the wellbeing of children is undoubtedly among the most important. Consider that in 2014, 702,000 children were abused or neglected in the United States and 1,580 children died as a result.


CNBC Covers Predictive Analytics in Child Abuse Prevention

Over the past 18 months, The Imprint has published at least 20 stories on the merger of big data and child protection. Other outlets, including Forbes and Bloomberg, have also covered the trend.