Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics

Ethics and Experience

NCCD 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 NCCD's expertise in predictive analytics, contact Chris Scharenbroch, Associate Director of Research Analytics, at (800) 306-6223.


Predictive Analytics and Child Protection: Constraints and Opportunities


The first webinar in our series of three on predictive analytics in child protection.


Three Examples of Predictive Analytics in Child Protection


This webinar is the second of three in a series on predictive analytics in child protection. The first webinar is available here.


For the final webinar in our series on predictive analytics and child protection, Dr. Jesse Russell discusses what questions organizations considering predictive analytics should be asking--both of themselves and of researchers. Learn more about how predictive analytics operates in the real world and how to best use it to improve outcomes for children and families.


Articles and Press Coverage on NCCD and Predictive Analytics

How Can Human Service Agencies Use Risk Responsibly?

The SDM® System and Predictive Analytics

NCCD Now: Predictive Analytics in Human Services

Fatality-Driven Child Protection Systems: Helpful or Harmful?

Being a Good Consumer of Predictive Analytics in Child Protection

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

NCCD on Predictive Analytics in Fast Company

Using Predictive Analytics in L.A. County to Prevent Child Welfare Involved Youth from Crossing Over to Juvenile Justice

Using Predictive Analytics to Help Prevent Juvenile Justice System Entry

Chronicle Highlights NCCD’s Expertise in Predictive Analytics

NCCD on Predictive Analytics in the Huffington Post

Predictive Analytics in Child Protection: New Paper and Webinar

Who Should We Worry About?

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

Data Talk: Five Concepts About Predictive Analytics

A Recipe for Found Data

NCCD on Predictive Analytics in Nonprofit Quarterly

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

The Consequences of Mistakes in Human Services Decision Making

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