Predictive Analytics

Ethics and Experience

Evident Change has been using predictive analytics to help improve outcomes for children and families for over 25 years. We are strong proponents of using this methodology in an ethical, transparent, and effective way. The materials on this page describe the multitude of projects we have done with predictive analytics, as well as answering the questions we believe human services and justice agencies should be asking to ensure that families’ civil liberties are protected and that they receive fair, equitable, and appropriate intervention. For more information on Evident Change’s expertise in predictive analytics, contact Chris Scharenbroch, Director of Analytics, at (800) 306-6223.

Articles on Evident Change and Predictive Analytics

Principles for Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare

How Can Human Service Agencies Use Risk Responsibly?

NCCD Now: Predictive Analytics in Human Services

Fatality-Driven Child Protection Systems: Helpful or Harmful?

Right (and Wrong) Ways to Use Risk Assessment in Justice Settings

Are You an Ethics Champion? Five Questions to Ask Before Employing Predictive Analytics in Practice

Garbage In, Garbage Out: The Role of Existing Data in Predictive Analytics

New Predictive Analytics Tool Helps Child Welfare Systems Reduce Risk of Delinquency

The Three W’s of Predictive Analytics

A Recipe for Found Data

Case Example: Using Predictive Analytics to Answer a Child Protection Question

Predictive Analytics and Child Protection Practice

Predictive Analytics: Considering Neural Networks

Big Data and Predictive Analytics in Program Evaluation

NCCD Evaluates L.A. County’s Approach to Keeping Kids out of the Juvenile Justice System