Douglas County Decision Aid

In early 2017 researchers developed a prototype child welfare (maltreatment) predictive risk model for Douglas County, Colorado.  The Douglas County Decision Aid is a decision support tool designed to help triage incoming calls alleging child maltreatment and neglect.  The tool uses data from child welfare and public welfare eligibility systems.  The DCDA was implemented by Douglas County leadership as a year-long randomised controlled trial in February 2019.


Quick facts

Location: Douglas County - CO, United States

Partner/s: Douglas County Department of Human Services, Children’s Data Network (University of Southern California)

Timeframe: 2017-2021