Identifying Social Problems That Could Benefit From Interagency Collaboration

New York City


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New York City


As a human service leader, I am interested in working in New York City (NYC). NYC, officially known as the City of New York, is a port and a metropolis located at the mouth of the Hudson River, the Northeastern part of the United States, and the Southeastern part of New York State. This state is the largest and most influential United States metropolis, encompassing a massive landmass covering Manhattan, the Staten islands, a section of the New York state’s mainland in the North of Manhattan, and some portions of Long Island. In this regard, NYC is a collection of various neighborhoods amalgamated to form the most ethnically diverse city in America. The City of New York traces its roots from a trading post founded by the Dutch colonists at the Southern Tip of Manhattan circa 1626 (The Library of Congress, n.d.) Since its discovery in the 1600s, NYC has flourished, becoming the most populous city in America.


As aforementioned, NYC is the most populous metropolitan in the United States. According to data from the World Population Review (2021), the City of New York had a population of 8,230,290, making it the largest city in the state of New York and the United States in general. Besides that, NYC has the highest population density among all the U.S. states, with an estimated 27000 people per square mile (NYC Planning, n.d.). Due to its high population, NYC contributes to a significant part of the total U.S. population, with 1 in every 38 Americans living in New York (NYC Planning, n.d.). As mentioned earlier, the City of New York is inhabited by culturally diverse populations. According to the (U.S Census Bureau) n.d., the White population accounts for 42.7% of the total NYC population, Black or African Americans being 24.3%, American Indian and Alaska Natives 0.4%, Asian alone 14.1%, and Hispanic or Latino being 29.1%. Due to the diverse cultural heritage of New York, religion in the City is diverse, consisting of Christian, unaffiliated, and non-Christian faiths. Christians account for 59% of the total NYC population, with Catholics being 33%, evangelical protestants (9%), Mainline Protestant (8%), historically Black Protestant (6%) and Mormon, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodox Christian, each having a 1% representation (Pew Research Center, n.d.).Jewish faith accounts for 8%, Muslim 3%, Buddhist 1%, Hindu 3%, and Atheist and Agnostic being 4% each (Pew Research Center, n.d.). The government of NYC ensures that its citizens are provided with essential services through collaboration with the State government.


The City of New York’s local government consists of three branches: the executive, legislative, and judiciary. The executive consists of the Mayor’s office and Presidents of each of the City’s five Boroughs, including Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Borough (Baruch College, n.d.). Besides that, the executive branch entails the City’s Comptroller, Public Advocate, and the Independent Budget Office (Baruch College, n.d.). The current Mayor of NYC is Eric L. Adams. Prior to assuming his office as the City’s Mayor, Adams served NYC as an NYPD officer, a Brooklyn President, and the State’s Senator (City of New York, n.d.). On the other hand, the legislative branch consists of the NYC Council, while the judicial branch consists of District Attorneys and the NYC Courts (Baruch College, n.d.). However, despite the City’s government striving to offer its citizens better services, the people of NYC face diverse challenges. Some of the primary challenges facing the people of NYC are discussed below.

Pressing Issues

Among the pressing issues in NYC is poverty. The cost of living in America is significantly rising from year to year, requiring Americans to have a considerable income to lead a decent living in the United States. However, in NYC, many of its residents face prevalent poverty. Data from the Center for NYC Affairs indicates that approximately 50% of NYC’s households are considered poor or at the risk of transiting into poverty (Center for New York City Affairs, n.d.). Murphy (2020) estimates that in 2019, about 16% of the NYC residents lived below the federal poverty lines, indicating the prevalence of poverty in NYC, exposing its residents to a low-quality life. Besides poverty, gentrification is a major pressing issue in NYC. While some low-income neighborhoods are stable, the Urban Displacement Project estimates that about a fifth of NYC’s low-income areas is experiencing gentrification. When residents in most NYC areas are displaced, they have few areas to move to since gentrification is prevalent in the city, exposing them to the high cost of living in the newly gentrified neighborhoods.

Besides, homelessness in NYC is rising from the housing crisis due to increasing rents. Besides poverty and gentrification, unemployment is a significant problem in NYC. According to data from the U.S Census Bureau, in 2019, the employment rate in NYC was 59.6%, leaving a large number of the city’s residents to bear the adverse implications of unemployment (U.S Census Bureau, n.d.). Therefore, NYC is faced with poverty, gentrification, and unemployment as its primary pressing issues. However, other problems such as environmental pollution, healthcare underinsurance, and racism present significant challenges to the people of NYC.

Websites and the Community’s Information Needs

Access to information is equated to a fundamental human right in developed nations in the modern digital age. In this regard, NYC’s information market has expanded to offer news and other types of information to the city’s residents. In NYC, the major websites that deliver news to the city’s residents include the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Times, and New York Daily News. However, these websites have not been effective in serving the information needs of NYC as most of them are subscription-based, limiting users to a few free articles. Thus, to better serve the people of NYC, these websites should implement a free model of delivering content, deviating from the subscription-based model to a large number of low-income individuals in NYC. In this case, a majority of the low-income residents of NYC shall be able to afford to access basic information concerning their city, state, or America as a whole, ensuring that they are well informed in the local and international news in the modern globalized society.













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What Is The Difference Between Interagency Collaboration And Contracted Services?

Interagency collaboration and interagency contracted services are different types of interagency relationships. Based on the agency identified for the assignment in Unit 4, how are interagency collaborations and interagency contracted services present in real life? How does that align with their conceptualization in the literature?

Applied Managerial Marketing

Michelle, Elena, and the Mobile Manufacturing, Inc. (MM) board of directors know how important it is to understand the environment in which it is operating. They hired you—a highly-regarded marketing consultant—to bring a fresh perspective to the marketing plan. You are scheduled to meet with Michelle and Elena next week to discuss the environmental conditions that are relevant to introducing the new product.

As you prepare for the meeting, you consider all of the possible environmental issues. You recognize that Elena brings an interesting perspective to the process because she has experience designing mobile phones for the Eastern European market, and she is pushing for a new product that can be marketed worldwide. On the other hand, Michelle is more concerned with the domestic marketplace and is worried that trying to market a new product anywhere outside the United States—much less worldwide—could be very risky.

You sit down to start your work on the marketing plan, and you begin by drafting some goals that the marketing plan needs to address.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400-600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Walking through the halls at MM, you ponder the job that lies ahead. Coming out of her office, Michelle spots you and heads in your direction.

“I’m so glad you’re here,” she says. “Have you settled into your office?”
“Yes,” you say. “I’m eager to get started.”
Michelle enters your office and takes a seat in a chair. “I’m scheduled to make a presentation to the board at the quarterly meeting next week. I know it’s short notice, but I was wondering if you could pull together a 30-minute presentation for them?” she asks.
“What would you like me to present?” you ask.
“As you know, you and Elena have been brought on to revitalize the product line for the company. Your role is to create a winning marketing plan that will allow us to capitalize on the new product that Elena is designing. The board would like you to discuss some of the issues that you will be considering as you develop the marketing plan for the new product. I know they’re especially interested in your thoughts on the global market.”
“That sounds like a great idea,” you say.

Consider the environmental variables (i.e., technological, demographic, economic, political, and cultural variables) that you must include in your marketing plan, and answer the following:

  • Which of the environmental factors do you feel is the most critical, and why?
  • What might someone with an opposing viewpoint think is the most important?
    • Given this opposing argument, how would you argue your opinion?
  • What solutions should be considered as you seek to develop a sense of ownership of your plan?
  • What solutions would you recommend to the board, and why?
  • Is a compromise feasible?

Individual Project

Based on your discussions with Michelle, you have developed a clear picture of the environmental issues that will affect the initial release of the new product. As you compile your notes, the phone rings.

“Hi. This is Michelle. I want to touch base with you about your presentation to the board next week. Do you have any questions about the upcoming meeting?”
“Thanks for calling,” you say. “You have good timing. I was just reviewing my notes and working on my PowerPoint presentation. I think I’ve covered the areas we discussed at our last meeting. Do you have something else that you want me to include?”
“Oh, good,” says Michelle. “Yes, I’d like you to share 3 or 4 goals for the marketing project, too. Make sure these goals are specific as possible. You might want to lead with the goals, but I’ll leave that up to you. Naturally you’ll need to do some research to determine the types of goals that are relevant for a new product project like this. Be as specific as you can when outlining realistic expectations.
“Okay,” you say as you jot down more notes. “Anything else?”
“Just be sure to include your thoughts about whether we should develop a product that can be marketed world-wide. You know that is one of their main concerns. You’ll have about 30 minutes for your presentation. ”
“Will do. Thanks for the information. I think about 10–15 slides should be about right for a 30-minute presentation.”

Please submit your assignment.

Deliverable Length:  10-15 PowerPoint slides (each slide should include 200-250 words each in the notes section)

The students should list and explain 3–4 goals that a company in this situation should set for itself. The explanations should be 2–3 sentences each, and they should include citations from the text and other sources. Each goal should be as specific as possible; for example, the goals might include—among other things—the following items:

  • Sales in dollars or units
  • Market share
  • Customer awareness
  • Profit
  • Return on investment
  • Customer satisfaction


Mergers often require a significant restructuring of the workforce. There are many challenges to HR professionals as well as employees.

  • If you have been a part of merger, share your HR-related experiences. What did HR do that worked, or failed? If you have not been a part of a merger, share what you believe should be the top priority for HR.
  • Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts



Human service professionals are expected by the NOHS Ethical Standards to advocate for social justice. In this project, you will be researching contemporary social justice issues and choosing one as a focus on your project. After describing the issue and its impact on the affected population, you will create a plan of advocacy to eradicate the issue.

In your group… 

  • Research social justice issues that are problematic in the United States today.
    • Bullying Prevention
  • Choose one issue as the focus for your project.
  • As a team, create a PowerPoint® presentation that illustrates
    • The issue
    • Its impact on clients
    • Possible solutions.

Assignment Directions

Use the readings, internet, and Purdue Global Library to research the implications of this case study under current law and practice expectations.

Please be sure to address all of the following in your assignment:

  • Introduce the thesis and purpose of the presentation. (1 slide) – Shiela
  • Describe the issue that the team has chosen and discuss how it is connected to your team’s values. (2 slides)  – Morgan
  • Discuss, in detail, the impact this issue has on the affected population(s) (e.g., economically, socially, educationally, or medically). (6 slides) – Kara
  • Create a plan to advocate for improvement in, or the elimination of, this issue. Be specific with the action items in your plan. You should have three to five action items. (2 slides) – Entire Group
  • Conclude by reviewing main points and summarizing the presentation. (1 slide) – Shirley

Assignment Guidelines

Your assignment should be a minimum of 12 slides, not including the title and reference sides, and should include the following elements:

  • Title slide: Provide the names of all team members, title of assignment that clearly indicates the topic of the presentation, course and section number, and date.
  • Body: The slides should be easily read, and any images used should be properly referenced.
    • Using the Notes area, include a script on each slide detailing what would be said during an actual presentation.
    • Your responses should reflect professional writing standards, using proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be correct and accurate, and reflect knowledge of professional ethics and personal values in the human service profession.
  • Reference slide: Sources listed in APA format.
    • Include a minimum of fours scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions.
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman 18-point font.
  • Use APA formatting and citation style.

Power Point

Your assignment this week is to complete a visual executive summary by completing a Power Point. Your Power Point should be 10 pages and state your role (consultant), briefly discuss the problem, your research, and state your recommendation to the client. Remember to follow the Power Point Guidelines. A portion of the grade will be based on Power Point Style.  NOTE: Government Contracting & Acquisition students should include details about a potential contract as part of the recommendations presented. Consider that one possible solution might be to use a contract to address the issue (training, buy a new product, consulting or other products or services).

The point of this exercise is to challenge you to succinctly summarize your thoughts in a visual presentation. This is a useful skill to learn. You may not always have a long span of attention from those you wish to influence, so learning to condense your thoughts into a visual presentation will be a tool you may find valuable to your future success. Submit a minimum of a 10 page PowerPoint Executive Summary recommendation to the client.  Reminder: Include a title page with your Power Point. No References are required for this assignment.

Journal 7


Learning is enhanced when you take time to reflect on the process. This week, you will have a journal that asks you to discuss your thoughts in relation to the topic for the unit. Your reflection and writing will help with your understanding of the content covered.

Your response to this journal should be clear, concise, and organized. The expression of information must be well written and original, with few or no errors in format and mechanics.

Each state can have different laws and regulations regarding confidentiality and minors. Research your state’s laws on providing mental health services to minors.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Discuss the confidentiality guidelines of your state for providing services to minors.
  • What do you feel would be some potential ethical issues when working with minors?
  • What preventative steps would you take to manage your risk when working with minors?
  • What legal issues could occur as a result of not being knowledgeable/prepared to work with minors?

Effective Communication 3

We all live in cities and towns with crimes committed by juveniles, some more than others. As a resident of your town or city, consider what crimes by juveniles have occurred and what your local police department has done about it. With this in mind, communication-wise, if you were the Chief of Police in your town, how would you reach the youth? What would you say to the youth to deter criminal behavior and also encourage community policing? Research local activities and programs your police department or surrounding department has done. Discuss the effectiveness of these programs.

Social Theory

1) Critical Thinking Exercise-Social Learning Theory Real-World Material

Consider the basic assumption in Sutherland’s nine propositions that everything is learned, ranging from behaviors to internal motives and values. Provide an argument for the following statement: All behaviors are representative of one’s values. Provide a real-world example that supports your argument (either a true-crime case or the opposite, a philanthropic act).

2) Critical Thinking Exercise-Social Control Theory Interview/Field Observation

Travis Hirschi’s research shows that juvenile delinquents tend to lack the same level of attachment to their community and others that non-delinquent juveniles hold. Interview a positive social agent on her perspective of the influence she has on her local juveniles. Do you agree or disagree with the agent’s perspective? Do you think the influence of the social agent is positive?1 pts

3) Critical Thinking Exercise-CTE Social Development Theories Compare/Contrast

Social development theories examine the concepts of persistence and resistance regarding criminal offending. Compare and contrast Sampson and Laub’s Age-Graded Theory with Moffitt’s Dual Taxonomy (found in Chapter 4) regarding how each theory explains the persistence and/or resistance to criminal behavior.