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  • Community Prevention Partnership Of Berks County Agency

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    Eof fathers with children in the United States were single fathers. Indeed, 62% of children living in Berks County are affected by poverty (Catlin, Jovaag, & Van Dijik Willems, 2015). Successfully, Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County agency started providing services in 1992; it was awarded with a federal grant from the department of Mental Abuse Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. In 1995, the agency gained its 501(c) (3) status and fiscal program

  • My Personal Crisis

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    I just overcame a personal crisis that lasted for about four years. My personal crisis started back in ninth grade when my parents separated. My parents were together for thirteen years and suddenly one day my mother came home from work and told my sister and me to pack our belongings. I never imagined my parents would separate even though I knew it was coming. I remember my room being right next to my parents room and I would always hear them arguing. I would hold my sister tight and close my eyes

  • Community Assessment Paper

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    prescription related to cost, and 33.2% don’t have any dental work performed. The Primary Care Physicians to population is 3,499:1, where as the rest of the U.S. the ratio is 631:1. This is far out of proportion to the rest of the country. (Berks County…, 2013) Lack of speaking English is a barrier to accessing health care, and illegal immigrants are reluctant to access available services because of fear of repercussions. Approximately 42.5% residents speak Spanish at home and 53.3% speak English

  • A Model Of Governance Through Capitalistic Ideals

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    Want to know a little known fact? Local government is one of the most influential factors in the American way of life, but it is not even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Essentially the Constitution set up national and state governments but leaves local governments out creating a gray area. This area has been filled with many different methods and types of government. One of the ideas which pertains to filling this gray area is the Tiebout model. In essence this is a model of governance through

  • Buffalo For Real Case Study

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    The narrative that gets told about a city influences public policies, economic development initiatives, and even civic morale and engagement. For example, in the case of Buffalo, pervasive myths about high property tax rates have influenced the public’s perception about the funding of public programs and fed the desire for irresponsible tax cuts. Similarly, stories that fail to acknowledge issues of poverty, inequality, and segregation marginalize certain groups and hinder constructive dialogue on

  • Texas Politics Essay

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    the state of Texas. Texas has 254 counties, the most of any state. Each county is governed by a five-member Commissioners Court, which consists of a County Judge (elected at-large) and four Commissioners (elected from single-member precincts). The County Judge has no veto authority over the decisions of the Court, s/he has one vote along with the other Commissioners. In smaller counties, the County Judge also performs judicial functions, while in larger counties his/her role is limited to the Court

  • General-Purpose State Governments

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    governmental functions, and counties, municipalities, and towns and townships all fall into this category. Special purpose local governments generally focus on a specific purpose and one function. Best known of these are the school districts. Regardless of name, it is state government that gives local governments of all types their legal life. Counties were created to function as appendages of the state, but modernization and population growth have put pressures on counties

  • The Effects Of High Compliance Rate On Municipal City Of Portmore, Jamaica

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    Research Design and Methodology 4.1Introduction The purpose of this study is to find out what are the causes of the high compliance rate in property taxes in the municipal city of Portmore, Jamaica. Taxes are of essential importance to small developing countries as they do not have much needed resources. As further developments takes place in the municipal city property values will increase, hence the amount of property tax collected by the Portmore municipal council will also increase. This increase

  • Relationship Between State and Local Government Essay

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    Forms of Local Government The basis for county, city and special district governing and authority are laid out in the State Constitution and Government Code. Counties in California are responsible for providing limited services to unincorporated areas. The state Legislature created the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) in 1963 to control local government fragmentation. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) gives counties the power to tax, create special districts and annex unincorporated

  • The Ethical Theory Of Ethics

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    place? Should you simply condone the behavior, participate in it, or remove yourself from the situation? Is there more at stake here than just your own interests and prosperity? This essay will look at a case study involving corruption in a local county government. In this case, Jenny must decide whether or not to expose the rampant corruption prevalent in her workplace. Should Jenny turn a blind eye thereby avoiding any negative consequences, or should she expose these actions and possibly compromise

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