Partnership With Casey Family Programs and Colorado Department of Human Services to Develop a Predictive Analytics Practice Model to Reduce Children's Reentry Into Foster Care

The National Implementation Research Network (NIRN) will partner with the Division of Child Welfare to develop a process and pilot to bring predictive analytics as a practice model to address reentry of children/youth to foster care. The desired outcome of these efforts is to reduce the number of children/youth requiring subsequent child welfare involvement and/or reentry into foster care. This will be achieved by identifying those families with the highest risk of reentry prior to case closure. The information ascertained through predictive analytics will then inform the practice approach, support planning, and services provided to the family. Major activities include: facilitate implementation team, conduct diagnostic, provide training and technical assistance, facilitate meetings, and provide documentation.

FPG Project Staff:
Allison J. Metz, Principal Investigator
Leah H. Bartley, Co-Principal Investigator
Toniann Glatz, Social Research Assistant
Amelia Krysinski, Project Manager
Jeannette Laboy, Project Manager
Funding Agency: Casey Family Programs
Funding Period: 04/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
Award Amount: $75,000