It’s important to utilize City Profiles when you are examining creating and supporting various Drug Rehabilitation Facilities. Often as you attempt to draw data together from various sources, you will have difficulties. Sometimes it seems like you will have one part of the puzzle, perhaps data from a county regional source, but you will not have any specifically about your city.
Alternatively, you may discover that the data you have for your city is far out of date, and that the most recent data is several decades old. These are only a few of the problems that exist in this type of Data collection in dealing with formulation of a City Profile.
The biggest advice is: Don’t Quit. The information you seek is out there, just sometimes not in a readily available form. This can prove daunting and frustrating for many people, but if you are consistent and patient most of the time the data and information you seek you will find. Drug Rehabilitation Facilities work to get addicted people changed slowly to other life paths, but it is a healthy bit of work, and it takes time, it is not a swift process.
Each community involved has people that are close to what is occurring at the local level. A wise set of plans and a well-constructed city view will include data and observations from people close to the scene, be it corrections officers, parole and probation people, or police officers. Others in the community that are positioned with information are also a valuable resource, and should be used to provide data on what is happening at the local level.
Primarily part of data collection should include creating a data resources table and city directory table. This will be directly part of your local city report, and it will list the regional, local, federal and city public agencies. The table you construct should include relevant data such as; Internet Addresses, telephone numbers, addresses, and other contact information.
You can work in your group to establish how you will investigate data and information. There are top down and bottom up strategies in processing the information, both work well and should be used.
For example, if your project leader finds out information he or she can bring it to your committee or city report team to be investigated. This is an example of top down strategy. But they may not be close enough to the issue to know if it is valid or not, that is part of the drawback with Top Down strategies.
However, if you are one of the primary researchers you may discover a new track of information, and boldly begin to run the data to ground, this is an example of bottom up strategy, you can research effectively because you are right “there” in the mix and know about the issues. It’s possible that you will not know the exact direction that your committee leaders are taking the project, which is the prime disadvantage of bottom up strategy.