When was the agency founded? What were the circumstances that led to its founding? What group of the people or individuals were involved in its formation?
• Purpose – What purpose does the agency serve? How does the agency recruit and discharge its clients? Is the agency a maximum, medium, work treatment or a halfway house facility? Is the agency a co-ed institution? A law enforcement agency, a juvenile detention center?
• Finances – How and where does the agency get its operating funds?
• Structure – Who controls this agency (a board, a government body, church, or individuals)? What staff positions exist? How the agency is divided according to programs or services? Provide for clarity a chart indicating the chain of command in the agency.