The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) recently released a new report describing efforts made with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to prevent youth involved in the children welfare system from crossing over into the juvenile justice system by using predictive analytics in the form of a newly designed actuarial screening assessment tool. This new tool was developed to identify the risk of a youth involved with child welfare’s subsequent involvement in the juvenile justice system and assist Los Angeles County workers in focusing preventative services for those youth with the highest risk of dual-system involvement.
On Friday, January 22, 2016 at 1:00pm EST, representatives from NCCD, DCFS and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy will present “Using Predictive Analytics in Los Angeles County to Prevent Child Welfare Involved Youth from Crossing Over to Juvenile Justice.” During this 90-minute webinar, presenters will share their experience developing this actuarial screening assessment tool and the lessons learned from implementing it in the field. Participants will also learn about the potential for other jurisdictions to develop and implement similar predictive analytics to prevent crossover from occurring.
• Shay Bilchik, Director, Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
• Dr. Jesse Russell, Chief Program Officer, National Council on Crime & Delinquency
• Virpi Sidler, Executive Assistant for the Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services