Ep. 13: Using Data to Help Children with Dana Weiner, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

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Dana Weiner provides analytic consultaion to child welfare systems, using existing data to help policy makers better help children in need. She and Karl discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with using data and research evidence to inform decision making in public policy. Her highly collaborative work focuses on the prevention of problems before they occur. Dana Weiner is a policy fellow at the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, where she provides analytic consultation and policy guidance to child welfare jurisdictions across the country. Dr. Weiner teaches Data for Policy Analysis and Management to master's students at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and her research has focused on quantifying resource accessibility - analyzing the role of geospatial relationships in child welfare systems - and on evaluating the implementation of evidence-based models in child welfare and juvenile justice contexts.

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