Case Management Executive Summary

Use the title Kelsey Virtual Organization  as the title of your organization.

Write a 700 to 1050 word executive summary as in which you assume the role of a case management services provider, Kelsey Care. Your service has a staff of six case managers. Your clientele are families referred through Child and Family Services after police contact. Each case manager has a caseload of 10-20 families at any given time.

Articulate case management responsibilities and the importance of strategic planning and vision as foundations of successful case management services. Discuss how Kelsey Care plans for future cases and services.  Discuss how technology may play a factor in future services.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

PPA 603 Government Budgeting Week 4

Public Policy

Develop a four- to five-page APA-style paper that assesses a public policy of your choice that directly impacts the local government in the area where you reside. You must include the details of the public policy and analyze the effects (positive and negative) the selected policy has on the local government’s operational budget.

Harris county public health http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/

Your paper must be four to five pages (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Class Textbook

Lee, R.D. & Johnson, RW. (2008). Public budgeting systems (8th ed.).  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.

Federalism

The system of federalism was instituted with the writing and authorization of the Constitution in 1787. In dividing power between states and the national government, federalism has undergone challenges to the placement of power. Should power reside primarily in national or in state government? The Civil War was the most dramatic challenge to the placement of power. Southern states argued, under the leadership of John C. Calhoun, that states’ power superseded national power, while northern states, under the leadership of President Abraham Lincoln, stressed the need for union under the leadership and direction of the national government.

 

In the more than two hundred years since the Constitution’s adoption, there have been many changes to the meaning of federalism, with power shifting between state and national governments. In the twentieth century, the shifts of power became largely associated with the national government’s ability to provide increased funding sources. With more funding available, the national government has expanded its impact on all areas of state governments. This increased power has had many advocates and many detractors, each with strong justifications.

 

Research federalism using your textbook, the Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet. Write a paper on federalism. Structure your paper as follows:

 

  • Define federalism.
  • Explain three advantages of federalism.
  • Explain three disadvantages of federalism.
  • Identify and describe at least two ways in which American federalism has changed since the ratification of the Constitution.
  • Discuss one advantage or disadvantage of federalism most relevant to you.
  • Describe the relationship between contemporary politics and trends in the size and power of the federal government.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards for writing style to your work.

Government 2306

Students will write an essay, 500-750 words in length, on a topic selected from the list below. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept, and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing a 500-750 word research paperon one of the provided topics (see below), as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the essay. The assignment is to be formatted according to the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Papers not formatted properly will not receive a passing grade. At least three sources are required to be used and cited. You must use 2-4 times per page. The writing and presentation should be very formal, as opposed to the more relaxed style we see in discusssion postings. Use the word I, rarely. Do not use the words ‘we’ or ‘you’ in this writing.

Students should use Courier or New Courier 12 point as the paper’s font, double space the text, and create one inch margins on all four sides of the page. In addition, the assignment should be formatted according to MLA style for papers with no title page. 

Please choose from one of the following topics for your writing assignment:

  1. In Chapter 5, “Voting, Campaigns, and Elections,” the authors provide an in-depth discussion of voter turnout. Complete the following:
    • Explain how voter turnout is measured.
    • Compare voter turnout in the U.S. with that in other countries.
    • Describe the factors that affect the level of voter turnout in the United States.
    • Compare voter turnout in Texas to that in the United States as a whole.
    • Identify the historic and contemporary factors which have led to a culture of low voter turnout in Texas.
    • How do you think voter turnout could be increased in Texas?
  2. Describe the use of campaign contributions by lobbies and explain the extent to which lobbying is regulated in Texas.
    • Identify the organization responsible for overseeing lobbying in Texas.
    • Compare regulation of campaign finance at the national and state level (in Texas).
    • What appears to be difference in approach between the two?
    • Which method do you believe is better for purposes of maintaining the integrity of the election process?
  3. Describe the characteristics and functions of American political parties.
    • Explain the relationship between the national political parties and the state political parties.
    • Review the Texas Democratic Party platform and the Texas Republican Party platform and explain the differences.
    • Compare each state party platform to its national party platform counterpart and explain the differences between the national and state party platforms.
    • Why do you believe differences would exist between the national and state party platforms?

Submission Instructions:

  • Complete your assignment using word-processing software such as MS Word, Open Office (download free software at http://www.openoffice.org/), or other per course requirements.
  • Save your file as an .rtf file to ensure that it can be opened at any computer.
  • Submit your assignment by selecting the writing assignment link in lesson 3, browsing to, and attaching your saved file from your desktop. Make sure to select SUBMIT. You may view your posting both on this page and under My Grades.

Assignment 1: Politics – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Due Week 6 and worth 200 points

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which the student answers the following three (3) items using headers to separate each item:

  1. Discuss either two (2) civil liberties or two (2) civil rights events (past or current) that have influenced a sense of social responsibility in the American government today. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: In your response, consider how the events influenced the way state, local or national political leaders or agencies responded in a socially responsible or ethical manner toward the community.
  2. Discuss two (2) media events (past or present) that have positively and or negatively influenced the public’s opinion of a government agency. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider how a news story or media coverage of an event positively or negatively changed the public’s opinion (or perception) regarding how responsible a government agency should be towards meeting the needs of its customers; i.e. the American people.
  3. Discuss two (2) differences between the Republican and Democratic parties that may have an ethical impact (positively or negatively) on the American people. Provide examples to support your answer. Note: Consider the different ideals, values, morals, and/or goals held by the Republican and Democratic parties, and their different views on the ethically or morally right way to govern and make the best policies for the people they serve. Determine if your example presents any type of ethical concerns for or against the public interest of the American people.

In your research, you cannot use Wikipedia, online dictionaries, Sparknotes, Cliffnotes, or any other Website do that does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are to:

  • Identify informed opinions on issues and questions involving the U.S. government, national political processes, policy making, and the notion of democracy.
  • Employ terminology used to study political science and American government.
  • Distinguish between civil rights and civil liberties in the context of Supreme Court protection of freedom of expression.
  • Develop reasoned written and spoken presentations on issues and questions involving the U.S. government and national political processes using information in the course.
  • Explain how the federal system of government works.
  • Explore different perspectives on issues and questions about the U.S. government and national political processes.
  • Describe the importance of an informed, effective citizenship for the national government and political processes.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the field of U.S. government and politics.

Ethics, Media, and Criminal Justice

The media plays a major part in all facets of U.S. society. Increased attention on criminal justice issues and criminal justice administration by the media creates opportunities and threats to the status quo of criminal justice policies and actions.For this assignment, you will support the evaluation of public issues that criminal justice organizations face in ethical decision making and the creation of a set of standards for ethical and moral conduct in criminal justice situations.

In your paper,

  • Create an ethics policy for the media in handling the reporting of criminal justice issues and news;
  • Examine the significance of political bias in reporting; and
  • Create a foundation for the accurate and ethical reporting of news about the criminal justice system.

The paper

  • Must be three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style
  • Must include a separate title page with the following
  • Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style

PPA 603 Government Budgeting Assignment 3

Governmental Budgeting Process

 

Develop a four- to five-page APA-style paper by following the guiding statements below, using a local, state, or federal government agency’s budget:

 

Analyze how and where revenues are derived for the agency.

 

Analyze which revenues are used in which funds: governmental, proprietary, and fiduciary.

 

Evaluate how public policy decisions affect the receipt of revenues and possible restrictions that are (or can be) placed on the revenues.

 

Analyze the economic conditions that affect revenue projections.

 

Your paper must be four to five pages (not including title and reference pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. You must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

 

Text Book

 

Lee, R.D. & Johnson, RW. (2008). Public budgeting systems (8th ed.).  Sudbury, MA:  Jones and Bartlett.