Demise of Parents Group Leaves Empty Seat at the Table
I read the New York Times article about the impending demise of the Child Welfare Organizing Project (CWOP), an advocacy group of and for parents whose children are in foster care in New York City, yesterday.
In New York, A Pointed Debate over Predictive Analytics and Child Welfare
Crunching numbers to help predict human behavior is common practice in insurance, banking, and public policy. We are always looking for the perfect algorithm to help improve decision-making. But when those decisions involve the fate of families, and the potential removal of kids from their parents, data-driven predictions become the subject of intense debate.
CWLA Honors New York City Parent Organizer CWOP
The Child Welfare League of America awarded its 2013 Community Partnership Award to the Child Welfare Organizing Project, a New York City group that helps parents advocate for themselves after making contact with the city’s child welfare system.