Why is Dark Data a Problem?

It’s unrealistic for anyone to stay current on every aspect of every case, and finding specific evidence to conclusively support a decision can be overwhelming or impossible. Without assurance that the evidence even exists, staff are often forced to rely on a “gut feeling” to make decisions without confidence.


Consider this:Child welfare agency directors estimate that more than 80% of the information they collect, process, and store isn’t used effectively when making child safety decisions.