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Concept Paper

As a result of the unstable social set up and spread of public knowledge of matters of sex, there have been changes in the legal aspect of the crime. Particularly, the changes touch on the rules of evidence and procedures, policing techniques as a result of technology, investigations exercises as well as prosecution of the victims. Besides, the term sex crime has been legally broadened to encompass the ordinary crimes such rape and molestation of children as well as the distribution of child pornography, lewd act with a child, and penetration of the genital or anal region on a foreign object as observed by Brownmiller (2015). As such, the expansiveness of the term increases the probability of the juvenile cases on sexual-based crimes. Indeed, the exposure to pornographic content online aggravates the rates of committing these crimes among people aged between 10-17 years (Burke, 2012).

To counter the rate of re-offence among those treated with for sexually based crimes; the study will present a feasible analysis of an expansion service projected to provide Mental Health Services for the youths within the Juvenile Justice System on sex crime accounts. Besides, these services are limited due to insufficient facilities and high charges. Thus, the study will test the essence of having Tele-psychiatry as a way to support the youth within the first 12 months of release. The report will conduct a feasibility study on the expansion project using such indicator as the market, finance, operation of the inpatient and outpatient as well as analyzing the facility and services outlook. Finally, it will make a decision based on the findings of the feasibility analysis.

 

 

Evaluating Feasibility

The section will entail analysis of such factors as the human resources, community needs, and technological advances, federal and state regulatory issues to make a valid case for the expansion project. The ensuing discussion presents the information required to test for feasibility of the Mental Health Service Facility. The analysis will be based on the SWOT analysis illustrated below.

 

S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths: The strengths for the Mental Health Service Facility would be skilled human resources. Finance there will be an increment in expense due to the maintenance costs of the facility and the various fees paid on annual basis. However, the construction expense is fixed while the maintenance cost for salaried workers is variable costs.

Weaknesses: The weaknesses are the high cost of implementing the program. Making sure that patients adhere to the program provided to them.

Opportunities: Technology and incremental revenue opportunities. There would be an induced demand skilled human resources. There could be a high cost for new policies and technology for telepsychology. Thereby, providing the facility will qualify staff will fill the already existing gap in the community as shown by the SWOT analysis.

Threats: A threat for the Mental Health Service Facility would be competition from surrounding facilities in the area. The incremental cost of keeping the program going. Threats with strengths would be affordable services. This includes having skilled human resources to keep up with competition. Threats that could be weaknesses would be having to reduce impatient congestion because of high incremental cost

Strategic Effect

The section will analyze the effect of the public policy on the project as well as recommend policies that would empower the counseling and monitoring programs. Besides, it will determine the effects of population on targeted market and its priority.

Public Policy

The public policies for juvenile offenders are intricate such as the Juvenile Registration and the Restriction as well as Residency restriction will are vital in keeping the offenders increasing the attendance of the counseling sessions. Notably, these policies will also increase the number of inpatients.

Measure the of effectiveness

The effectiveness of counseling and monitoring will be assessed based on records to support the improvement claims. For instance, regularity in attending the counseling sessions as well as the nonresistance of the offenders to carry out the assessment tests will show improved results. Moreover, the observing by the supervision officers will also show the level of accomplishment attained in a given time.

Market priority

The population and its constituents will form the basis for the market priority. As such, densely populated areas require more counseling and monitoring than less dense areas. For instance, slums with poor housing, low literacy levels, and disposable income have high cases of sexual assaults.

Market Analysis

The population of United States according to the 2010 census was 308.7 million people. This represents an estimated growth of 9.7 percent from the previous census carried out in the year 2000. Figure.2 indicates that 9.7 juvenile arrested on account of sex crime per 100,000 people. Thus, we can estimate the current demand for the counseling service. Thus, as the population grows so does the demand for the Mental Hospital services. The estimated U.S. population in the year 2014 was 317,297,938 million. Therefore, at the time the juvenile offenders amounted to; (317,297,938/100,000)* 9.7 = 30777 cases in the year 2014.

Financial Analysis

The estimated expansion cost for 200 beds facilities is estimated at 200 million dollars which will come from the government, donors, senior hospitals as well as special projects. However, there are economic limitations implied by the diverse finance sources due to the stringent regulation and compliance requirements. Based on the SWOT analysis, there will be an increment in expense due to the maintenance costs of the facility and the various fees paid on annual basis.

Operations Performance

The fact that the expansion is functioning under the main hospital makes it hard for determination of the cost drivers complicated. Thus, the accountant would have to structure the accounts to different components to make the analysis goal-oriented and understandable.

Inpatient

The project number of patients average at 150 with a span of two months. Thus, the facility will handle 900 in patients within the first year after the expansion is complete. Comparatively, the facility will have a capacity of 200 beds. Thus; it will operate below the capacity in the first year.

Outpatient

After the discharge of the inpatient, they will constitute the outpatients to continue with the treatment. This will reduce the congestion and keep the treatment of the offenders consistent to generate high outcomes. Thus, the revenues and expenses of the outpatient will be lower than inpatient.

Outlook

The government effort to increase patients’ satisfaction through advocating for technology application and introducing premium payment will increase the demand for the facility services. As such, with the current staff and resources, there is a foreseeable congestion in the five years’ time, which calls for the improvement of the outpatient program to overcome this challenge.

Conclusion

The findings of this report indicate that the project is feasible regarding market, operation, finance as well as the serving the needs of the community among other tests. As such, implementation of the expansion project to include Mental Health Service for youths within the Juvenile System that receive treatment for the sexually based crimes and cannot access mental health treatment upon release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

 

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Burke, S. (2012). Juveniles who sexually offend: Special Considerations for a Population

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