GIS in Child Welfare: A Decision Making Tool
Track: Human Services
Authors: Matthew Nalty
GIS offers a novel way to analyze & present data through mapping. By overlaying demographic data, Child Welfare data & geography; researchers, system admins & supervisors better understand how each factor influences outcomes. Mapping hot-spots of child abuse & neglect with available services can show what areas are underserved or where services should be reallocated to keep children safe & families together. This presentation will demonstrate how GIS is currently being used in Child Welfare.