Traverse®: The Protective Services Case Discovery Platform from Northwoods

The best predictor of future safety is a thorough understanding of the past. Traverse uncovers dark data and uses it to present a comprehensive case story so your agency can make informed, confident decisions.


Introducing Traverse

Traverse is a protective services case discovery platform that automatically analyzes case files and shines light on dark data case content that is hidden or virtually impossible to retrieve. It provides insight into specific, detailed information related to a particular person, case, or topic to help social workers, supervisors, and directors quickly understand critical information from the past and present.

It allows human services agencies to leverage the power of big data and the information they already have—analyzing years of information and volumes of case records to build connections that may have otherwise gone unnoticed—to make well informed, more confident decisions.

Features & Benefits

Topic Extraction

Topic Extraction

Traverse analyzes case content and documents, compiling the most common topics used throughout the case and creates an associated word cloud. The most prominent words stand out clearly to help social workers quickly understand major topics, such as domestic violence or psychotropic medications.

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Events

Events

Traverse sifts through case content and creates a sortable timeline to reveal critical events so the caseworkers can easily understand everything impacting the case history. Significant events are presented in chronological order and/or by type.

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Connections

Connections

Traverse analyzes case content and uncovers people connected to the case including family and non-family members so social workers can quickly identify possible placement options or positive supports.

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Entity Extraction

Entity Extraction

Traverse digs into case content looking for specific entities, such as facilities, substances, weapons, or other objects, to surface critical information that caseworkers may not be aware of.

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Insights

Insights

By analyzing data and information social workers are already collecting, Traverse helps the supervisor or agency director quickly identify and address trends across the agency, such as mental illness or substance abuse.

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