University of Southern California Human Services Issue Data Analysis

Evaluate potential program models using peer-reviewed journals.

Use three peer-reviewed journals to evaluate the models. Sample models include the culture-based model, cooperative learning research-based model, impact model, et cetera.

Explain how data impacts these models. For example, explain how the impact model addresses hunger among the homeless.

  • Introduction: In a paragraph, introduce your organization, describe their mission, and define whom they service.
  • Background: Analyze the background of a chosen organization including population served, governance structure, how it has evolved over time, et cetera.
  • In the background section of the final paper, you will provide a detailed profile of your chosen organization including the population served, governance structure, and internal and external stakeholders.

    Include how the organization’s role has changed over time.

    This section should be two full pages.

  • Identify relevant researched data sets to discover a community problem.
  • Turn in a table of data that lists the categories and their matching data for your chosen problem in your organization. For example, 28 men, 42 females, six unidentified (Refer to Riverbend City: Interpreting Data).
  • Report on the history of risk assessment and decision making.

  • For example, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
  • If you are familiar with statistics, feel free to include information regarding decision making, such as sensitivity, specificity, and positive predictive value.

    For example, the probability is that cancer is present when the test is positive.

  • Specificity: Whatever you are testing needs to test negative, which means that there will not be enough services for the population.
  • For example, the test result is negative because cancer is not present.
  • Sensitivity: Whatever you are testing needs to test positive, which means that there will be enough services for the population.

  • For example, what is the probability that there would not be enough services for the homeless?
  • For example, sensitivity is when the test will be positive when cancer is present.
  • Positive Predictive Value means the probability that something, such as a disease, is present when the test is positive.

    Running Head: ISSUE AND ORGANIZATION
    Issue and Organization
    Name
    Institutional Affiliation
    Due Date
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    ISSUE AND ORGANIZATION
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    Issue and Organization
    Operating in Riverbend City, Second Chance is an organization that aims to enhance
    the quality of life and enhance school drop-out rates in the city. The nonprofit is established
    for providing human services and empowering the youths in the Riverbend City community.
    The city is experiencing issues such as inferior living standards, which is a precursor for
    augmented school drop-outs and teen homelessness. Since these issues create a huge gap in
    services, there is a need for intervention from the Second Chance program that would
    improve living standards for the underprivileged populace of the city. As a human service
    body, Second Chance is striving and effortlessly working to aid people and households in the
    lower-income regions of the city. However, the leadership and organizational structure of the
    Second Chance program is the issue. As individuals change and acclimatize to social,
    political, or economic dynamics, human service organizations must be ready not only to
    handle the concerns being encountered by their clients over the years but also foresee and be
    ready to offer a variety of novel services to meet the challenges being encountered by the
    Riverbend city inhabitants. Drawing from this, it is clear that the Second Chance program is
    overly oblivious to change and must thereby change as the dimensions of the task
    environment changes. Though the organization has been able to provide some resolutions to
    the main issues of the city including anger management and counseling program, the
    fundamental issues of teen homelessness, school dropouts have continually been reported in
    the city. Therefore, there is a need for organizational restructuring to find new and dynamic
    ways of addressing these issues. The Second Chance organization, therefore, needs to have a
    self-motivated team to deliver superior services to its ever-shifting regulars and the
    organization must be proceeded by the type of leadership that not only predicts vicissitudes to
    come but possess strategies in place for responding and containing it. With Second Chance
    dealing with the overly diverse population of the city, it must make modifications to the
    ISSUE AND ORGANIZATION
    internal functioning of the organization and frequently assess the efficacy of the services
    offered to its beneficiaries.
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    Riverbend City ® Activity
    One-Stop Center: Interpreting Data
    Introduction
    Your Desk
    Conclusion
    Introduction
    To do effective human services work, organizations need to be
    smart about which problems they address and what programs
    they pursue to solve them. And it’s not just a question of choosing
    the right program- the organization has to have a good program
    for evaluating the program’s success as it unfolds. For all of these
    questions, data analytics provide an answer.
    Riverbend City is undergoing an employment crisis on its
    economically challenged north side, a part of the city whose
    population skews heavily towards members of underprivileged
    communities. While the specifics remain cloudy, it is widely
    agreed that there is a serious gap in services on the north side.
    While a wide array of nonprofits, government agencies, and civicminded businesses are hoping to help ameliorate the situation,
    two nonprofits are of particular interest: the One-Stop Center and
    Second Chance RBC.
    Your Desk
    Review the documents and data below.
    Second Chance
    Program
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    Program Details
    Program Name:
    Second Chance Program
    Mission Statement:
    Second Chance RBC’s purpose is to provide programming to
    offer alternatives to youths in Riverbend City at risk of leaving the
    school system due to behavioral issues or involvement with the
    juvenile justice system.
    Business Background:
    SC RBC was established in 2000, when it brought 10 of the city’s
    halfway houses into one nonprofit. This initial focus was on adults
    and supporting adults in their reentry into society.
    In 2005, the programming was expanded with the collaborative
    partnership with the RBC School District, the Police Department
    and the RBC Juvenile Justice system. The RBC School District
    had instituted zero-tolerance policies for weapons, drugs and
    other school violations. As a result, they had experienced an
    increase in expulsions and drop-outs while the juvenile justice
    system saw an increase in juvenile offenders. To address this
    school-to-prison pipeline, Second Chance RBC began offering
    alternative programming for students with non-violent school
    offenses. After several years of this public-private partnership, the
    RBC School District began to see a decrease with students
    entering the juvenile justice system. Nevertheless, RBC School
    District was interested in furthering this success to translate into
    decreases in expulsions and drop-outs. In 2008, Second Chance
    RBC launched its First Chance programming, providing character
    development, counseling and anger management. While the First
    and Second Chance programs are in all the high schools, there
    are culturally competent First Chance programs offered at Orrin
    Collins High School for the school’s Latino and African-American
    students, and at Swann High with a focus on the school’s Somali
    students.
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    Governing Structure:
    Second Chance is a nonprofit organization with a board that
    provides oversight. The board meets at least five times per year.
    Within the organization, leadership is provided by a Director and a
    Deputy Director.
    Program Demographics:
    Gender:
    32% female
    68% male
    Grade:
    12% middle school
    88% high school
    Ethnicity:
    62% Hispanic/Latino
    22% White/Caucasian
    13% African-American
    3% other
    Other:
    77% of participants also receive Free School Breakfast
    and/or lunch.
    62% of students at risk for expulsion successfully
    placed in alternative schools (68% graduation rate).
    86% of juvenile justice system referrals successfully
    placed in alternative schools (74% graduation rate).
    Second Chance Data (PDF) (downloads/second-chanceprogram.pdf)
    One-Stop Center Info
    Sheet
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    Progam Details
    Program Name: One-Stop Center
    Mission:
    The One-Stop Center is dedicated to providing effective and
    comprehensive employment services to residents of Riverbend
    City, connecting employers with qualified, skilled talent and jobseekers with employment and career development opportunities
    to achieve economic prosperity.
    Business Background:
    ince 1979, the One-Stop Center (OSC) has greatly expanded its
    service offerings, growing from its initial incarnation as a jobopenings clearinghouse to a full-service employment skills facility
    that offers in-depth training classes to improve clients’ ability to be
    hired, as well as ongoing career counseling. In the late 1990s, the
    OSC also began partnering directly with local employers, offering
    recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants,
    customized training, and information on tax incentives.
    In 2005, the programming was expanded with the collaborative
    partnership with the RBC School District, the Police Department
    and the RBC Juvenile Justice system. The RBC School District
    had instituted zero-tolerance policies for weapons, drugs and
    other school violations. As a result, they had experienced an
    increase in expulsions and drop-outs while the juvenile justice
    system saw an increase in juvenile offenders. To address this
    school-to-prison pipeline, Second Chance RBC began offering
    alternative programming for students with non-violent school
    offenses. After several years of this public-private partnership, the
    RBC School District began to see a decrease with students
    entering the juvenile justice system. Nevertheless, RBC School
    District was interested in furthering this success to translate into
    decreases in expulsions and drop-outs. In 2008, Second Chance
    RBC launched its First Chance programming, providing character
    development, counseling and anger management. While the First
    and Second Chance programs are in all the high schools, there
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    are culturally competent First Chance programs offered at Orrin
    Collins High School for the school’s Latino and African-American
    students, and at Swann High with a focus on the school’s Somali
    students.
    Governing Structure:
    The One-Stop Center’s operations are led by an executive
    director, who oversees a senior staff of department heads for
    each of the organization’s core functions, each of which have
    appropriate staff. The executive director reports to OSC’s Board
    of Directors.
    Relevant Data from Last
    Fiscal Year
    Clients Assisted: 2,621.
    Clients Placed: 2,048.
    Businesses Assisted: 107.
    Professional Development Workshops Offered: 17.
    Training Classes Offered: 31.
    Resumes Reviewed: 975.
    Job Fairs Hosted: 7.
    One-Stop Center Info Sheet (PDF) (downloads/osc-infosheet.pdf)
    Riverbend
    Demographics
    Program Details
    Population:
    401,763 (metro area: 3.2 million)
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    Ethnic Breakdown:
    White: 60%.
    African-American 19%.
    Hispanic/Latino: 11%.
    American Indian 2%.
    Asian: 6%.
    Other: 2%.
    Education by Ethnicity – Percentage with Bachelor’s
    Degrees:
    White: 42%.
    African-Americans: 15%.
    Hispanic/Latino: 13%.
    Median Household Income – Percentage with Bachelor’s
    Degrees:
    $44,274.
    Other:
    70% of adults are in labor force.
    Riverbend City Demographic Data (PDF) (downloads/rbcstats.pdf)
    Funding Sources
    Part of an Executive Summary is a listing of the revenue and the
    expenditures; this is an example of funding sources provided for
    human services projects on the north side of Riverbend City. For
    this project, listing the total of the contributions is all that is
    needed. Know that expenditures, for a nonprofit organization,
    should be within $1000 of the overall contributions to remain in
    the nonprofit bracket. Feel free to use the below table for the final
    project.
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    United Way
    $455,561
    Federal Government grants
    $272,129
    State Government grants
    $370,950
    Gates Foundation
    $345,021
    Bureau of Justice
    $489,397
    Investors
    $618,315
    Foundation and Corporation
    $75,321
    Contributions
    $51,926
    Local Community Foundations
    $169,650
    Individual Contributions
    $320,928
    Indirect Public Support
    $297,068
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    Earned Revenue
    $368,058
    Investment Income
    $64,335
    McKnight Foundation
    $200,000
    Funding Sources (PDF) (downloads/funding-sources.pdf)
    Conclusion
    After reading this overview, you should have some sense of the
    nature of two of the organizations working to help the residents of
    Riverbend City’s north side.
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