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Running Head: IDENIFITYING ISSUES WITHIN AN AGENCY 1 Karon Hill Lincoln University March 1, 2019 MAH 622 Tools and Models
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IDENIFITYING ISSUES WITH IN AN AGENCY 2 Agency description The field of Human Services is widely characterized, specifically moving toward the target of addressing human needs through an interdisciplinary education foundation. The primary concentration of the agency is to focus on prevention and resolving issues, and establishing the standard to improve the general satisfaction of administration for the service population. Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is the county child welfare and juvenile justice agency. The mission is to provide and promote safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect, and delinquency. The four main service areas are prevention, child welfare, foster and adoption, and juvenile justice. DHS works with families to help safely care for children in their household to decrease child mistreatment and negligence. In Philadelphia the child abuse hotline is used to examine accusations of child abuse and neglect, and help children involved with DHS reach a permanent home. Through this branch of the department private organizations called Community Umbrella Agencies (CUA) provide case management as well as other services through Philadelphia. The next service provided is Foster and Adoption. DHS established an agreement with state-licensed agencies who declares homes as placements for children and youth who are unsafe in their own homes. Through foster care the objective is to reunify children with their families. When this is unachievable, as finalized by the courts, many resource parents and other certified individuals can choose to adopt the children who are in care. Lastly of the four primary services provided by DHS is Juvenile Justice. DHS manages the Philadelphia county’s
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IDENIFITYING ISSUES WITH IN AN AGENCY 3 juvenile detention facility, handles contracts for court-ordered youth programs, and work to refocus youth from the formal justice system through intensive prevention services . A system is defined as an organized whole made up of components that interact in a way distinct from their interaction with other entities and which endures over some period of time. DHS itself is the system providing and promoting safety, permanency, and well-being for children and youth at risk of abuse, neglect, and delinquency. A subsystem is defined as a component of a system that is itself a system. Within DHS, the subsystem is broken down into different departments. For example, the board of directors, CUA, maintenance, and educational departments are all part of the subsystem. All of these departments are under one umbrella yet
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