SafeMeasures® Blog
July 20, 2016 |  by Ben Free, Business Analyst

This past February marked President Obama’s last release of a proposed federal budget for the fiscal year. Like each budget before, it contains numerous priorities and provides funding for strategies to support them. Among the many strategies that have been included in President Obama’s eight...

April 25, 2016 |  by Sarah Hesse

“Now what?” is probably the most common question NCCD staff get from agencies after they implement SafeMeasures®. ...

November 13, 2015 |  by Cory Fink, Regional Director, Maryland Department of Juvenile Service, Eastern Shore Region

Prior to subscribing to SafeMeasures® in late 2012, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services’ (DJS) data reporting was prone to human error and guesswork: case managers reported their data to unit managers, who reported it to their county supervisors and regional directors,...

November 11, 2015 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency
If you were not able to join us our series of webinars on predictive analytics in child protection, good news! The archived webinars are now available. All webinars in this series are presented by chief program officer...
September 28, 2015 |  by Tim Connell, PhD, Director of Application Development

As tools that use patterns in data to determine the likelihood of something happening in the future, predictive analytics algorithms are highly dependent on the quality of the data they use. The current emphasis on predictive tools is made possible by a huge increase in...

September 23, 2015 |  by Tim Connell, PhD, Director of Application Development

Predictive analytics refers to a set of tools that apply mathematical and statistical algorithms to data in order to find patterns that predict the future likelihood of some event happening for a...

June 16, 2015 |  by Thomas McGeorge, City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency

The information that the San Francisco Who’s Who list records/collects is crucial to knowing who a case is for and what the key components of a case are: names, addresses, phone numbers, active service providers and collaterals, school information, and health exams. While most child welfare...

February 5, 2015 |  by Elaine Higgs, County of San Diego Child Welfare Services Data Unit

In 2012, San Diego County Child Welfare Services, with the assistance of the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC), began a redesign effort to move from quality assurance (QA) to a more robust...

December 30, 2014 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Matthew Wade, SafeMeasures Client Relations Manager at NCCD, chose “collaboration” as the NCCD value that guides his work. Learn why in this video blog....

December 9, 2014 |  by National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Danna Kipnis, staff development officer in Riverside County and long-time SafeMeasures® user, discusses partnership with NCCD and shares a story about NCCD's proactive...