Cost matters: An analysis of cost service programming and organizational sustainability for CBC Circuit 12

by Gwyn, Wanda Presley, Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2012, 109 pages; 3498734


In recent years, policymakers and community leaders have expressed concern about the growing problem of overspending on child welfare services. While most agree that the issue deserves attention, consensus dissolves around how to spend money received from government contracts. This study examines how a community based care organization spends the money received from government contracts on placement versus diversion services. The paper compares utilization of services against client factors of age, race, maltreatment types, and length of time of service. This examination of child welfare through the operations of a nonprofit organization points out limitations of the child welfare system and suggests the need for a comprehensive solution that combines community, political and social approaches to these complex problems.

AdviserMartin Lees
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3498734

About ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
With nearly 4 million records, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. It is the database of record for graduate research.

PQDT Global combines content from a range of the world's premier universities - from the Ivy League to the Russell Group. Of the nearly 4 million graduate works included in the database, ProQuest offers more than 2.5 million in full text formats. Of those, over 1.7 million are available in PDF format. More than 90,000 dissertations and theses are added to the database each year.

If you have questions, please feel free to visit the ProQuest Web site - - or contact ProQuest Support.