Implementing a Child Welfare Decision Aide in Douglas County: Methodology Report
This report summarises the development and implementation of the Douglas County Decision Aide (DCDA), a child welfare predictive risk-modelling tool built and deployed by the Centre for Social Data Analytics. The DCDA is intended to support call screening of child maltreatment referrals made to the Douglas County Department of Human Services (CO, United States). The methodology outlines how Douglas County was triaging referrals prior to the deployment of the DCDA and how the DCDA has changed that, as well as details of how the DCDA tool was built and validated and how ethical concerns were identified and responded to.
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. Centre for Social Data Analytics.
Douglas County Decision Aide