Improving Services in the Child Welfare System
As part of a case plan created by a social worker, families are assigned different services to help bring their family back together. When a family is successfully reunified, it is impossible to know which of the services they received were the most effective. If there were a solution that tracked services for all families interacting with the child welfare system, we could analyze the data and hone in on which services have the best outcomes and are most cost effective. The limited resources available could then, in turn, be directed to the most effective services, which would ultimately improve outcomes for even more families.