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Scope of Services and Experience

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE ASSESSMENTS

Scope of Services

The wide range of social services that are provided by state, county and municipal agencies in the United States has generated a growing need for periodic assessments of community and social service needs.  This is particularly true for rural American communities where federal and state funds are the primary source of financial resources that are necessary to sustain these programs.  Community and social service assessments are often made to ascertain the future demand and need for community and social services, improve the organizational structure and approach to the management and delivery of social services, as well as enhance the coordination of social service programs.

The completion of social service assessments often includes an examination of relevant demographic and economic trends, discussions with social service providers, the evaluation of social service delivery issues, the forecast of the anticipated demands for future social services, and a review of available community assets, technical capacity, and financial resources that are available to support future social service programs.  PPC also provides a specific set of recommended strategies to address social service issues, needs and opportunities.

Experience

Pedersen Planning Consultants has completed various community and social service assessments for municipal, county, and state agencies.  Some examples of our experience can be reviewed by clicking on the following links to more specific project descriptions.

COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICE ASSESSMENTS

Project/Location

Client

 Year Completed

Albany County, Wyoming Child Care Needs Study Albany County, WY 2012
Evaluation of Demographic and Economic Trends in Sweetwater County, Wyoming Booz, Allen, Hamilton

2011

Laramie County Child Care Needs Study, Laramie County, Wyoming Wyoming Business Council 2009
Albany County Child Care Needs Study, Albany County, Wyoming City of Laramie, WY 2009
Wyoming Early Childhood Development System Evaluation Office of the Governor in conjunction with Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

2007

Wyoming Workforce Child Care Needs Assessment - State of Wyoming and all 23 Wyoming Counties State of Wyoming, Dept. of Workforce Services 2006
Teton County Childcare Assessment; Counties of Teton, Lincoln, Sublette, and Fremont, Wyoming, and Teton County, Idaho Teton County, WY 2005
Carbon County Community Needs Assessment - Carbon County, Wyoming Carbon County; Action Committee Tripartite Board, WY 2002