Social Services

Using Data to Detect Dishonesty

Governments cannot afford to treat fraud as an inevitable cost. Tax evasion alone costs the United States Federal Government more than $400 billion ea...

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Integrated Data Systems are Key to “Pay for Success” in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland)

Families who receive social services frequently need help from more than one public system. Typically, they struggle with an array of problems requiri...

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The Promise of Data and Collaboration in Tackling Homelessness

Cities addressing homelessness face numerous challenges: counting and classifying populations; defining and pursuing actionable goals; harnessing reso...

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Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill

Today, after decades of deinstitutionalization of all but the most critically ill patients from state mental hospitals, America's jails are the centra...

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Using Data Analytics and Mapping to Understand and Solve the Opiate Crisis

Americans are dying at an unprecedented rate from opiate drug poisoning -- the national average stands at 78 fatal overdoses per day. Heroin and presc...

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