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Andrea Bogie

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Andrea Bogie is a researcher with NCCD and has extensive experience with research and analysis in child welfare, juvenile delinquency, the adult aging population, and monitoring the academic achievement of at-risk children. Since joining NCCD in 2005, Andrea has conducted child welfare risk assessment validation studies in several jurisdictions in the United States, assisted with developing an actuarial risk assessment for adult protective services agencies, led the effort to construct an actuarial delinquency prevention assessment for use in child welfare, and assisted with several juvenile justice risk assessment validations as part of a national research study funded by the Office on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Andrea has conducted numerous SDM system implementation process evaluations for CPS, APS, and TANF agencies. She has written dozens of data management reports for child welfare agencies in California, New Jersey, Virginia, and New Hampshire. She is also the primary analyst for school monitoring reports for small high schools and charter schools in the City of Milwaukee. Prior to joining NCCD, she provided direct services as an AmeriCorps teacher and mental health case manager. Andrea has an MSW with a concentration in community organization, policy, and advocacy from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology and social welfare from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison.

Recent publications from Andrea Bogie:

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) partnered with NCCD’s Children’s Research Center (CRC) to implement a Structured Decision Making® (SDM®) risk assessment for child protective services (CPS). This actuarial risk assessment will help DFPS to identify families at highest risk of future child maltreatment to inform decisions related to service provision with the goal of preventing the occurrence of future harm.
Andrea Bogie, Researcher, NCCD
As part of my job, I work with data every day. I collect it, match it, aggregate it, and analyze it. The other day, it occurred to me how much I also use data in my everyday life without even thinking about it. I collect data about my work hours, our household budget, my daughter’s eating and sleep schedules, weekly workouts, groceries, etc. Although my personal data files are much smaller than those I use for work and the analysis is much simpler, the purpose of collecting and analyzing both is the same—I want information about what is happening.

In an effort to prevent children who are already involved with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (LA DCFS) from becoming involved with the Los Angeles County Probation Department, county managers sought to develop a structured, actuarial assessment to help identify which children served by LA DCFS were most likely to become delinquent. The managers intend to provide additional supports to children who are at high risk of future delinquency.

In 2008, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD), with funding provided by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), collaborated to construct an actuarial risk assessment to classify BEAS clients by their likelihood of elder maltreatment and/or self-neglect in the future.

A new NCCD Focus article, "Structuring Decisions in Adult Protective Services," describes the value of structured decision frameworks in the growing field of adult protective services (APS). The article highlights findings on risk factors for future adult maltreatment from research literature as well as NCCD's efforts to develop an actuarial-based risk assessment for APS in partnership with the New Hampshire Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services under a grant from the National Institute of Justice.