NY Times Magazine Features Allegheny County’s Use of Predictive Analytics for Child Welfare Decision Making

We are pleased to share that the New York Times Magazine recently published a profile on the Allegheny Family Screening Tool, a predictive risk-modeling tool designed to improve child welfare call screening decisions. Allegheny County, an AISP Network member since 2009, has consistently engaged research partners and community members to further the use of integrated administrative data.

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services worked with an international research team to develop and implement the Allegheny Family Screening Tool.  The research team is led by Professor Rhema Vaithianathan from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and includes Associate Professor Emily Putnam-Hornstein from the University of Southern California.

Click this link to access the article on the NY Times’ website. 

Further information about the project is available at www.alleghenycountyanalytics.us

 

 

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