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This fictional collage is based on actual incidents and situations observed by the author in human service agencies in different jurisdictions. The case has been taught in a course broadly concerned with the development of information systems for government and nonprofit organizations. The course approaches the topic from three perspectives: 1. The systems thinking tradition; 2. Principles of data architecture; 3. Challenges of software development methodology.
In a mid-sized U.S. county, children’s lives are lost and the local Office of Child Welfare finds its own information management practices to be implicated in the tragedy.
The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education. Whatever their experience with the case method of teaching or with end-of-life care, most instructors will benefit from the extensive teaching notes written for each of the cases.
The decision cases in this collection differ from the cases commonly used in social work education.
The assistant to the director of a state welfare division applies research design and a variety of statistical skills in seeking to determine the causes of recidivism affecting the state's welfare caseload.
This four part case and its companion bring real world problems into the study of statistics, research design, and communication with non-statistician audiences.
The executive director and the board president of a religiously affiliated nonprofit social service agency struggle with employee and donor demands to endorse the boycott of a local business.
This brief, simple case offers undergraduate and introductory graduate students an opportunity to grasp basic concepts in nonprofit management in the specific context of a social service agency's d
This five part case series focuses on a manager charged with overseeing worker health and safety, who discovers some surprising results in the data he has about a program that dispel his previous assumptions, and other results that leave him with more questions.
This case focuses on Monty Paradis, a manager charged with overseeing farm worker health and safety, who discovers surprising results in the data he has about a state regulatory program called the
A newly hired program manager in a county health and human services department faces the challenge of turning a policy decision into a successful program, taking it from the developmental stage to actual implementation.
This is an excellent case to illustrate the use of training as a leverage point to reform a service delivery system.
This case looks at the future of Residential Habilitation Centers in WA State and explores problem-solving approaches to a highly emotional issue, involving multiple constituents, federal and state laws, and state and federal service systems.
This case study explores the complexity of the Washington State legislative debate regarding the future of Residential Habilitation Centers (RHCs) for people with developmental disabilities.
This is one of the best examples available of how a grassroots nonprofit evolves and develops, and how it recovers from opposition, missteps, and accidents that often destroy a good cause before it gets established.
This A and B case sequence traces the development of a nonprofit organization aimed at serving recent Hispanic immigrants in gaining access to day labor and staying out of immigration trouble.
This case is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The cash payment programs for renewable energy and low-income housing investments that the Department of Treasury (Treasury) enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Recovery Act
This report is offered as part of the Recovery Act Case Program and serves as a best example of the efforts of the large network of federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners who contributed in the implementation of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), signed by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, provided America with a $787 billion investment package to ―… boost the fai