Peter York

Principal and Chief Data Scientist, BCT Partners

Pete York has over 20 years of experience as an evaluation consultant and researcher working with government agencies, philanthropies, corporations and nonprofit organizations. For the past 8 years, he has built predictive, prescriptive and causal evaluation models using large administrative datasets and machine learning algorithms in the fields of child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, workforce development, and others. He recently co-authored a book chapter on this work “The Application of Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning to Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: The Florida Experience;” a peer-reviewed article, “Predictive and prescriptive analytics, machine learning and child welfare risk assessment: The Broward County experience;” and a foundation-produced paper, “A New Way to Use Data: Precision Care for Better Outcomes in Residential Treatment for Children.” He is currently a Principal and Chief Data Scientist at BCT Partners, where he applies his evaluation and data science skills to advance the organization’s mission of “providing insights about diverse people that lead to equity.”

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