Chris Scharenbroch

Director of Analytics


Chris Scharenbroch has over 20 years of experience turning system data into meaningful information. He works with child welfare, juvenile justice, adult correction, education, and adult protection agencies to help them use data to improve their systems. He also leads Evident Change’s Data for Equity model to help social service nonprofits and other organizations build capacity, accountability, and sustainability toward increased racial and ethnic equity and reduced racial and ethnic disparities. His team creates analytics to support continuous quality improvement, illuminate decision making and service populations, and promote data-informed solutions to help achieve strategic goals.

Chris has a BS in sociology with a concentration in analysis and research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Recent publications by Chris Scharenbroch:

The Future of Ethical Decision Making in Child Welfare

What Do We Mean When We Talk About Risk?

It’s Not Fair

Diving Into Social Services System Crossover

How Can Human Service Agencies Use Risk Responsibly?

Will It Work?: Feasibility Assessment in Pay for Success

Use Data to Create Consensus

Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Program Evaluation

My Pteromerhanophobia

A Comparison of Risk Assessment Instruments in Juvenile Justice