Child Welfare

At Outcome Referrals we use our dataset and predictive analytics to ensure the support and services provided for children involved with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems match their needs. The better we are able to track children’s conditions over time, the smarter we will be at identifying needs, matching needs with providers’ strengths, and understanding which interventions and programs are best for each child.

There are many ways that Outcome Referral’s TOP assessment supports the day-to-day practice of child welfare professionals:


The TOP tracks and measures how children and adolescents are doing within 12 behavioral health domains, before, during and after interventions, revealing and tracking issues such as sleep problems or separation anxiety. Our dataset accumulates the results various providers, programs and interventions deliver. Our analytics helps us better understand and meet the behavioral health needs of children and adolescents.


Reports are generated in real-time, so therapists, care providers and care managers are able to identify and respond to problems as early as possible, before they become worse or progress to crises. TOP’s aggregated data reports ensure care teams have complete information so case management conversations are more productive.

Better Care

The richness of TOP data increases the likelihood children will be matched with services that suit their needs. The level of detail provided regarding children and providers makes transitions smoother should a child be moved to a new situation or a care manager take over a new caseload.

Child and family-focused

TOP enables all those involved in a child’s care have a voice in the assessment and placement process – parents, teachers, care managers, as well as the children themselves. All data is available within the same system. Collecting multiple perspectives in one place enhances the ability to make assessments and track progress while keeping the child’s well-being needs front and center.

See how Cleveland is using the TOP in Child Welfare: