2023 Community Symposium – “Racial Disproportionality in CPS: What can big data tell us?” featuring Brett Drake, MSW, PhD, Professor of Data Science for the Social Good in Practice, Washington University, St. Louis. who will discuss the results of a study in which his research team uses fifteen years of national child maltreatment reporting data representing tens of millions of reports. Dr. Drake will present these data alongside data from other sources such as the Census and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to determine the degree to which child welfare risk factors, outcomes, and reporting vary across racial/ethnic groups. He will then report rates of substantiation and transition to foster care for Black, Hispanic and White children.
Free & open to the public.
A light reception will be held following the talk.