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.
- Vaithianathan, R., Dinh, H., Kalisher, A., Kithulgoda, C. I., Kulick, E., Mayur, M., ...Putnam-Hornstein,E. (December 2019) Implementing a Child Welfare Decision Aide in Douglas County: Methodology Report PDF [1.1 MB] Centre for Social Data Analytics
- Fitzpatrick, M. D., & Wildeman, C. (2021). Final Report on Douglas County Decision Aid (DCDA) Predictive Risk Modeling
- Centre for Social Data Analytics (2021). Initial Evaluation of the Douglas County Decision Aid: Summary
Location: Douglas County - CO, United States
Partner/s: Douglas County Department of Human Services, Children’s Data Network (University of Southern California)