Chris Scharenbroch has over 15 years’ experience turning system data into meaningful information. He works with child welfare, juvenile justice, adult corrections, education, and adult protection agencies to help them use data to improve their systems. Chris leads NCCD’s predictive analytics and risk assessment development, as well as cross-system projects with education, child protection and juvenile justice systems. His team creates analytics to support continuous quality improvement, illuminate decision making and service populations, and promote data-informed solutions to help achieve strategic goals.
Chris has a BS in sociology with a concentration in analysis and research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Recent publications by Chris Scharenbroch:
March 10, 2015
At NCCD, we work with clients who want insights into their programs and practices. Some come to us with specific questions they want to answer, and some bring a simple desire to learn more about their work. Traditional evaluations often take a directed approach to answer a specific question: does this program have the desired effect—yes or no? But what happens when the question is not clear or if there is no evaluation plan in place?
February 11, 2015
Chris Scharenbroch, senior research associate at NCCD, shares how he was inspired by the expertise and dedication of NCCD's research team when he came to the organization in 2001. Chris discusses how research and program come together at NCCD to develop data-driven solutions that have great impact on the families and systems NCCD works with.
April 9, 2014
I don’t like to ride in airplanes. Part of it is soaring in a tube at 36,000 feet; part of it is being sardined into kindergarten-sized seats. The one other thing that makes me uncomfortable is explaining what I do for a living to the stranger stealing my armrest.