Texas: Child Maltreatment Prediction by Block
In 2015, 63,781 children in Texas were victims of maltreatment, making Texas the state with the third highest number of reports in the country. The Texas legislature is currently looking at multiple bills that address child maltreatment including Senate Bill 11 which includes funding for traditional geo-mapping to forecast areas of likely child abuse.
Interactive Map Assesses Risk and Prevention Services Across Texas
The ZipRisk Project, spearheaded by the Texas Association for the Protection of Children (TexProtects), is an interactive online map that sorts the state’s zip codes by levels of risk for child maltreatment and neglect.
Data Analytics, Prevention Efforts Could Drive Down Child Deaths
By Beth Cortez-Neavel Texas is taking serious steps toward using predictive data analytics, or “big data,” to prevent child deaths due to abuse and neglect. Not only are state officials finally catching on that child maltreatment is a public health issue, there are three new state-led efforts to curtail child deaths and maltreatment by using data to pinpoint specific warning signs at different community levels.