In this assignment, you will explore different types of human services organizations and select two types of organizations (for example, health, mental health, child welfare, or education) to draw comparisons between them. You will examine how the related funding sources, legislation, and standards interact with one another to influence service delivery.
In a 3- to 4-page report, address the following: The history and scope of services of the selected human services organizations The administrative operations of each agency The legislation that has influenced the services and type of agencies selected The major differences between the agency models of service delivery, organizational structure, funding sources, and how they evaluate their effectiveness (for example, outcome measures) Identify two provisional factors (for example, performance outcome measures) that have direct implications on direct service. Discuss their effects, positive or negative, on the agency as well as the service provider. Provide your opinion on the costs and benefits of regulated operational standards on the effectiveness of services.