South Australia Department of Family and Community Services: Risk Assessment Revalidation Study

In 1997, the Children’s Research Center (CRC) and the State of South Australia’s Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) collaborated to develop a risk assessment based on information reported by agency staff in the Management Information System (MIS) for children and their adult caregivers.  The risk assessment was implemented in January 1998 to assess child protective service cases.  This report describes a validation of South Australia’s risk assessment.