Child Welfare

Research Centers Offer Congregate-Care Policy Recommendations for States

As the federal government considers legislation that would reduce federal spending on congregate care, researchers from two prominent research and policy centers suggest that states will have to better understand patterns of congregate-care placements in […]

Blue Ribbon Commission

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. […]