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Rhode Island Data Analytic Center

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Najwa 2018

The Rhode Island Data Analytic Center was a 15-year public-academic partnership between the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and Yale University that included needs assessments and monitoring of services for children, adolescents, and families; examining processes and outcomes of services; using data to inform best practices, service enhancement, and policy development; and conducting field research and administrative studies to answer questions that can lead to improvements in the lives of children and families. Aspects of this work included identifying risk and protective factors for resilience and substance use, transitioning of children and youth from congregate to family and community care or to independent living, and examining the effectiveness of community-based interventions.