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. […]

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Preventive Analytics

How can big data help improve child maltreatment response and prevention? At 18, Miranda Sheffield got the shock of her life when a pregnancy test came up positive. Sheffield’s first reaction was “devastation, disappointment, depression, tragedy: […]