Calling All Data Scientists!

SageLegion is proud to announce that they have partnered with Gulf Coast JFCS to explore the underlying reasons and factors that contribute to children re-entering Florida’s “system of care”.

Since recently relocating to the Bay area, we have received tremendous assistance and support from the local community, and we want to give back in any way that we can. We have identified a number of charity-related efforts in our forecast over the next year, one of which we are excited to share with you today.  

In its efforts to protect children, Gulf Coast JFCS needs to explore the underlying reasons and factors that contribute to children re-entering Florida’s “system of care” within one year following family reunification. Are there patterns surrounding adult behaviors in the home or other environments that might indicate a likelihood of the reunified child being re-abused? A deeper analysis of many factors and their relationship to a child being removed from her home could assist child welfare case managers and other stakeholders in determining plans for wraparound services post-reunification to ensure families continue to grow in their capacity to support their children without the need for additional child removals from the home.

Gulf Coast JFCS has been accumulating data to address this problem and has provided it to SageLegion. SageLegion has organized the work and will function as a collaborative tool for this project. We envision a several month project with future meetups to discuss progress along the way, as well as final results which will likely be in the form of a deployable prototype. 

This project has been under development for about 30 days and was introduced to the Tampa Bay Data Science Meetup on October 16th, 2019. We anticipate a 3-4 month effort with the execution of the work commencing right away. With this project, we hope to solve a very real problem within our community while demonstrating a new way to get complex analytic work done in order to generate insights more effectively. 

We would like to thank the Tampa Bay Data Science Group for their sponsorship, as well as the participants who are providing their valuable time and experience to volunteer to do work on this problem. We truly appreciate your dedication to these efforts, and together we can make an impact.

If you are interested in contributing your time and skills to this effort, please contact us at We look forward to collaborating with you to improve the lives of children and families in our community.