Why Structure Decisions in Child Welfare?
Child protection workers have a challenging job. They make vital decisions every day, often based on limited information gathered in difficult circumstances. Education, ongoing training, and experience are essential. However, a wealth of research has shown that intuition isn’t the best guide for complex decisions.
Uncharted Waters: Data Analytics and Child Protection in Los Angeles
A county-led forum in Los Angeles marks a pivotal moment in the application of data analytics and risk modeling to child abuse. On Wednesday, July 22 Los Angeles County’s recently formed Office of Child Protection will hold a community forum to discuss the simultaneously disquieting and promising prospect of using “big data” to help determine which children are the most likely to be abused.
Big Data Wave Breaks on Child Protective Services
By Holden Slattery The idea of predictive analytics, where big data is crunched to better assess the likelihood of something happening, is gaining traction in the field of child protection with hot spots in Los Angeles, across the country in Pennsylvania and as far afield as New Zealand.