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Predictive Risk Models in Child Welfare

This report reviews the research evidence on algorithms in child welfare, specifically focusing on the causal impacts of the AFST and comparable predictive risk models (PRMs).

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University of Pittsburgh’s Aging Services Landscape Scan

This report was created by University of Pittsburgh and describes services offered by county Area Agency’s on Aging to help inform local strategies. What is this report about?  This report […]

Advancing a coordinated response to Intimate Partner Violence

From June 2018 to December 2020, the Urban Institute conducted a systemwide assessment of the system response in Allegheny County, PA to intimate partner violence (IPV) to better understand the […]

Understanding and Addressing Institutionalized Inequity: Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County

Developed by the Black Girls Equity Alliance, this independent report uses data from several local partners, including the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, to explore racial disproportionality in youth […]

Using Data from Schools and Child Welfare Agencies to Predict Near-Term Academic Risks

The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Institute of Education Sciences (US Department of Education) examined data from Allegheny County students to better understand predictors of […]

Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: Findings from an Institutional Analysis

In July 2013, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a partnership to better support child welfare-involved youth […]

Transition Age Youth with Complex Needs Entering Adulthood

United Way of Allegheny County This report analyzes the numbers and needs of young adults with significant medical, intellectual, communication and/or behavioral challenges Click to read the full report.

Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data-Sharing While Protecting Privacy

U.S. Government Accountability Office The U.S. Government Accountability Office examined four innovative data sharing practices (including DHS’s) to determine (1) how selected states or localities have shared data across programs […]

Youth Using Behavioral Health Services: Making the Transition from the Child to Adult System

Addressing the specific needs of youth across multiple life domains as they transition from the children’s behavioral health treatment system to the adult treatment system is critically important. To help quantify […]

Quality Services Review

PA Department of Public Welfare Click to read the full report.

Practice Innovations in Child Welfare

American Public Human Services Association Click to read the full report.

Asking Why – Reasserting the Role of Community Mental Health

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Click to read the full report.

Framework For Collaboration: Integrating School and Human Services Data In Pittsburgh

OCD | Developments by the University of Pittsburgh Click to read the full report.