Call the Alliance Opportunity

Alliance TX zip code


NORTH TEXAS (KRLD) – A new tool in the fight against child abuse pinpoints the highest risk areas in North Texas — down to the zip code.

The interactive map was developed by TexProtects, a group that speaks for abused and neglected children in the state. Alliance Data Systems, a Plano-based company, and engineering and computer students at the University of Texas at Dallas also worked on the project.

“Our map looks at child abuse risk at a zip code level, which has never been done before, ” says Sophie Phillips, COO of TexProtects. “Data often isn’t available at that level.”

The map considers factors like teen birth, child poverty, and previous child abuse cases to zoom in on troubled neighborhoods. Before the new map, the closest data on child abuse risk was found at the county level.

♦♦♦ Click Here To Check Out The Interactive Map ♦♦♦
(scroll over the map and click on individual counties to get specific information)

“Big cities like Dallas may not seem high risk since areas in those communities are really wealthy, ” Phillips says. “It masks the true poverty. We decided we needed to take a closer look, and zoom in further.”

In North Texas, many of the highest risk zip codes are found in South Dallas. Phillips explained, “We know that in South Dallas, there aren’t many services that help in child abuse prevention. So the map helps us isolate these areas, get funds and programs into these communities.”

Phillips says her hope for TexProtect’s new map is that the state government will use it to see where the highest risk zip codes are. With that knowledge, they’ll know where to direct funds for child abuse prevention so that they’ll make the most difference.



Share this article





Related Posts



Latest Posts
Century 21 Mesquite TX
Century 21 Mesquite…
2015 - Masters Ruby 2014 - Masters Ruby…
Homes for sale Near Fort Worth Texas
Homes for sale…
Don t waste your time browsing through…
New construction Plano TX
New construction…
There are currently 81 new homes for…
Homes for sale Irving Park Chicago
Homes for sale…
Just off the Kennedy Expressway on Chicago’s…
Mobile Home lots for Sale
Mobile Home lots…
This section applies to you if you own…
Search
Featured posts
  • Mobile Home lots for Sale
  • Homes for sale Irving Park Chicago
  • Townhomes for Rent Las Colinas TX
  • 2 Acres of Land for Sale
  • Keller Texas Rentals
  • Eastern Star Home Arlington TX
  • Villas of Positano
  • North Fort Worth Real Estate
  • North American Properties
Copyright © 2017 l www.movingwithhoward.com. All rights reserved.