CIDI is currently undertaking analyses in a variety of interagency policy areas, including child welfare, public assistance and juvenile delinquency. The longitudinal research projects (Multi-System Service Users and Juvenile Justice/Child Welfare) examine a number of areas that are critical to enhancing HHS decision making, including:
- Utilization patterns of programs and services
- Program costs and benefits
- Overlap in programs and services
- Linkages within and among systems
- Entry points into particular systems
- Geographic distributions in services, including demand “hot spots”
In addition to the research agenda, CIDI provides analytic support for the Young Men’s Initiative and detects fraud in Health and Human Services through NYC FIND (Fraud Indicators Detection).