Stop Child Abuse Before it Happens with New Open Source
Stop Child Abuse Before it Happens with New Open Source Geospatial Machine Learning Tools
Predict-Align-Prevent and Urban Spatial Analysis share an original open source geospatial machine learning framework for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 12, 2019 — (PRNewswire) — Despite the best efforts of social workers, policy makers, public health officials, and law enforcement, child maltreatment remains one of society's most destructive and omnipresent afflictions. The consequences of maltreatment go beyond socioemotional well-being, affecting almost all aspects of a child's physical, emotional, social and economic health well into adulthood.
Predict-Align-Prevent ( https://www.predict-align-prevent.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and Urban Spatial ( http://urbanspatialanalysis.com) are excited to release new, open source predictive tools to help in the fight against child maltreatment. Combining spatial analytics with cutting edge machine learning techniques, this framework allows communities to explore administrative data and forecast maltreatment risk across space.
To augment these open source assets, we have also developed a set of comprehensive planning tools, empowering stakeholders to convert risk predictions into actionable intelligence to ensure education and prevention resources are targeted to communities that need them the most. Exploratory analysis can help non-technical decision makers visualize the relationship between maltreatment and measures of exposure. Risk predictions can be validated across a host of metrics including a...