Darcy has a lot of work to do. First, she needs to demonstrate the magnitude and nature of the problem by providing data.
To adequately define the problem, a program manager like Darcy needs to get a broad picture of all the factors contributing to the current situation. This is best done by stating the facts: Who? What? Where? When? Why?
Darcy comes up with the following list of individuals she can contact to find out more:
- Local elected officials
- Community leaders
- Those working with juveniles in the community
- Concerned parents and teachers
- Law enforcement