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Illinois ends risk prediction system that assigned hundreds of children a 100 percent chance of death or injury

Illinois has decided to end its use of a risk analysis system that predicted a 100 percent chance of death or injury for hundreds of children while missing some high-profile incidents, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reports that the program, used by the state’s Department of Children and Family Services, relied on data mining analysis from two Florida-based entities, the nonprofit Eckerd Connects and for-profit partner Mindshare Technology. Using data from department files, the program assigned a risk score of 1 to 100 for children identified in abuse allegations. The score rated the chance that the children would die or be seriously injured in…

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