This Preliminary Report of the Countywide Prevention Metrics is the result of nearly three years of coordination and collaboration between the Los Angeles County Office of Child Protection and the Office of the Chief Information Officer with various County partners and stakeholders that comprised of the University of Southern California’s Children’s Data Network, Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health (DPH), Department of Public Social Services, First 5 LA, LA Best Babies Network, Los Angeles County Child Support Services, Los Angeles County Library, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles Unified School District, DHS's Office of Diversion and Re-Entry, DPH's Office of Violence Prevention, Probation, University of California, Los Angeles, Women, Infants, and Children, and Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Department. With full recognition that this is not an exhaustive list, we would like to say a special thank you to all who contributed to and collaborated on the contents of this preliminary report, including:
Andrea Lane Eastman
We especially want to express gratitude to our dedicated Prevention Leads Workgroup and Data Workgroup members, past and present, including Cheryl Wold, Armando Jimenez, Anthony Gómez, Jacquelyn McCroskey of the University of Southern California’s Children’s Data Network, John Wagner of First 5 LA, Kimberly Hall of First 5 LA, Agnieszka Rykaczewska of First 5 LA, Reid Meadows of First 5 LA, Rochelle Alley, and Katie Fallin Kenyon for their expert guidance and thoughtful input on the development of a comprehensive list of prevention metrics.
Special thanks to those who participated in the Socrata Workshops, whose creativity and contributions helped to lay the foundation for the Countywide Prevention Metrics.
We would like to also express our gratitude to Ricardo Basurto-Davila, Mark Greninger, Peter Loo, and Bill Kehoe at the Office of the Chief Information Officer, and Carrie Miller at the Office of Child Protection, for guidance and input, especially in the early stages of development of the metrics.
Lastly, we offer heartfelt thanks to Department leadership for their commitment, dedication, and collaboration in creating and measuring the Countywide Prevention Metrics.