all the information and instruction are provided in the attachment down. and also there is an example you can lo

all the information and instruction are provided in the attachment down. and also there is an example you can look at to get an idea about the research. another important thing the topic (problem) you will choose it have to be about West Virginia


PROPOSAL TO
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
FOR:
MARCH 2010
THE SAFE WALK PROGRAM
BY
MDS 489
The West Virginia University Safe Walk Program
Table of Contents
I.INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………….………. 3
II.PROBLEM………………………………………………………….………… 3
III.FACTS……………………………………………………………………………… 4
IV.SOLUTION…………………………………………………………………… 5
V.ASSISTANCE……………………………………………….…………….….. 5
VI.APPROACH……………………………………………….………………… 6
VII.AREAS SERVED…………………………………………….………….……. 7
VIII.AWARENESS………………………………………………….……….…….. 8
IX.PROPOSAL…………………………………………………….………..…… 8
X.BUDGET………………………………………………………….……..…….. 9
XI.CONCLUSION………………………………………………………..…….. 10
XII.WORKS CITED……………………………………………………….……… 11
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The West Virginia University Safe Walk Program
I.
3
INTRODUCTION
The Safe Walk program is intended to enhance the safety of West Virginia University
students, faculty, and staff by providing escorts to those walking across campus and in the
downtown Morgantown area during late night hours. The mission would be to minimize
exposure of the WVU community to crime risks, to deter criminals, and to promote an
awareness of personal safety amongst the community.
II.
PROBLEM
Many students and people of the WVU community walk alone at night through areas
around the WVU campus that are isolated, unsafe or not well lit. There is only one cab
service in Morgantown and they are often unreliable and can sometimes take up to an
hour to arrive, if they ever do show up at all. Students will frequently decide to walk alone
rather than wait for a cab or any other ride. This can put students, especially when
intoxicated, in potentially dangerous situations.
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III.
4
FACTS
➢ Most muggings take place in the street or on public transport and usually happen in
the evening.
➢ More than 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by
another student who has been drinking.
➢ Population density can affect crime. The more people there are in a condensed
area, the higher the crime occurrences. Therefore, crimes are higher in cities, during
the in season in vacation spots and on large college campuses or public gatherings.
The belief is that people close together are more likely to become agitated and
there are more opportunities.
➢ The FBI defines aggravated assault as “an unlawful attack by one person upon
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of
assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to
produce death or great bodily harm.” In the past five years (2005-2009), there have
been 38 total aggravated assaults at WVU.
➢ The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention defines simple assault as
“unlawful threatening, attempted inflicting, or inflicting of less than serious bodily
injury, in the absence of a deadly weapon”. In the past five years, there have been
a total of 271 simple assaults at WVU.
WVU Clery Report Yearly Review of Violent Crimes, 2005 through 2009
70
60
Aggrevated Assault
50
Robbery
40
Simple Assault
30
Sexual Assault
20
Sex Offenses
10
0
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
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IV. SOLUTION
The creation of a West Virginia University Safe Walk program would solve these problems.
The program would run seven nights a week during the Fall and Spring Semesters and
during the Summer Sessions between the hours of 8:00 pm-3:30 am (Morgantown bars
close at 2:30 am). It would provide free, safe escorted walks from one point to another.
Since all members of the community are at equal risk of being victimized, the Safe Walk
service would be available for all WVU students, faculty, and staff.
The hours of 8:00 pm-3:30 am were chosen because darkness falls around 8:00 pm and
most Morgantown bars close at 2:30 am. This would provide people who need assistance
an extra hour after closing to call and get a safe walk home.
V.
ASSISTANCE
Volunteers for this program would most likely be hard to come by; therefore, WVU could
offer this as an internship. By providing stipend internships, Safe Walk would not only keep
our campus safe, but would also provide paid professional opportunities on campus. This
would be a great internship for students with majors in Safety Management, Parks,
Recreation and Tourism, Human and Community Development or Leadership Studies.
The program would consist of 32 student interns for the Fall semester (16 male, 16 female),
32 interns for the Spring semester (16 male, 16 female), and 16 for the Summer sessions (8
male, 8 female). The student interns for each semester then would divide up the Safe Walk
program times and/or areas accordingly. Each student intern would be given a stipend of
$200 for the semester. They would also be provided with flashlights and a Safe Walk uniform
t-shirt.
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VI. APPROACH
The Safe Walk program would be based at the WVU Police Station on University Avenue.
Interns would meet here at their scheduled times. A dispatcher phone line would be set up
in order to receive calls from anyone who needs Safe Walk assistance. If someone feels
unsafe and needs someone to walk with them, they would call and give their name,
location and the address of their destination.
The dispatcher would then send out a male and female duo to walk and meet the person
in need and take them to their desired destination. The Safe Walk program builds the idea
of “safety in numbers” and a male and female duo would make the person requesting
assistance feel more comfortable. Additionally, this would prevent the interns from having
to walk alone themselves.
Each male and female duo will be given a walkie-talkie to take out with them in order to
report back to the dispatcher. This will allow them to confirm when they have reached the
destination, and then they will await further instruction to walk with someone else or to go
back to the station.
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VII. AREAS SERVED
The Safe Walk program will generally be based on the Downtown WVU campus and
surrounding residential areas. It will include half of South Park and will reach up to the end
of Grant Street in the north while covering half of Stewart Street and College Ave. Even
though this seems like a big area, many students walk from one end to the other at night
by themselves on a weekly basis.
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VIII. AWARENESS
In order to make students aware of the Safe Walk program, many advertising techniques
would be used. The Safe Walk program would have key chains made with the phone
number on it. These key chains would be handed out to every incoming freshman.
Information about the program would also be added to the WVU website and to MIX. The
phone number would also be something easy and memorable, such as 304-555-SAFE.
Posters and banners would also be put up around campus to create awareness.
IX.
PROPOSAL
The goals set forth in order to create the Safe Walk program can be attained only through
the help of a grant valuing $18,906 as outlined in the budget on page 9. Once
implemented, this program would assure that WVU is doing everything it can to keep its
community safe.
The West Virginia University Safe Walk Program
X. BUDGET
9
(COSTS ARE ESTIMATES)
Item
Description
Cost
Quantity
Total
Safe Walk
Interns
Student stipends to run
Safe Walk program
$200 stipend
per intern
32 Fall Interns
$16,000
32 Spring Interns
16 Summer Interns
WalkieTalkies*
1 walkie-talkie for each
male/female duo sent out
for the night
$20
16
$320
Flashlights*
1 flashlight for every intern
$8
32
$256
Advertising
Posters
$2
100
$200
Banners
$10
5
$50
Key Chains
1 keychain with the Safe
Walk phone number on it
for each incoming
freshman
$0.25
6,000
$1500
Phone Line
Dispatcher phone line at
police station
$100
1
$100
Uniform Tshirts*
1 for each intern
$15
32
$480
Total Budget Requested
*Item would be returned after internship is complete for use for the next semester
$18,906
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XI. CONCLUSION
The Safe Walk program at West Virginia University is an excellent way to keep students and
members of the WVU community safe. Anyone who needs someone to walk with at night
will be accompanied by a male and female intern. These free, safe escorted walks will
potentially help lower the crime rates at WVU. This program would also open up internship
opportunities for students and could serve as necessary experience for students in multiple
majors.
With the Safe Walk program, everyone will benefit. Most importantly, You can’t put a price
on safety.
WORKS CITED
“Glossary.” Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Web. 8 Mar. 2010.
.
“Mugging and Assault : Young People.” Website of the UK Government : Directgov. Web. 7
Mar. 2010. .
“Types of Crime – Aggravated Assault.” Library Index. Web. 9 Mar. 2010.
.
“University Police Clery Report.” University Police at West Virginia University. Web. 9 Mar. 2010.
.
“Who, What & Where of Street Crime.” Suite101.com: Online Magazine and Writers’ Network.
Web. 8 Mar. 2010. .
INTRODUCTION TO ASSIGNMENT #4
THE PROPOSAL
DRAFT DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
The Proposal builds upon the research we will be conducting today in our workshop and
is designed to be a response to the problem, issue, or field of inquiry outlined in the
research material. As the title implies, you are responding to this issue and proposing a
course of action that will address this issue.
Function of Proposals
All proposals have two purposes: to make an explicit request and to provide the reader
with enough evidence to show that the request is reasonable and should be granted.
Proposals should be succinct and to the point while providing enough detail to be
convincing to the audience.
Proposals need to answer several questions:








Why is this issue a significant or important problem?
Why is the writer qualified to solve it?
What is the writer’s level of knowledge?
What resources will be needed?
Where will the resources come from?
What are the practical and theoretical dilemmas, and how will they be negotiated?
What has already been accomplished, and what still needs to be accomplished?
How will these tasks be accomplished within the given time constraints?
As you know from the presentation guidelines handout, proposals may be solicited or
unsolicited. Solicited proposals are requested by outside parties who need something
done. Unsolicited proposals are often meant to procure funding without a specific
invitation.
External proposals are submitted to outside agencies or organizations. They may be
solicited or unsolicited and, like internal proposals, solicit approval for specific funding
or tasks.
Internal proposals are submitted to decision-makers in one’s own organization.
For this assignment, you are to choose a specific strategy for developing a proposal
that addresses the specific problem outlined in your preliminary research that we
will be drafting today. Please consult pp. 430-449 in the BWH for assistance with form,
style, and content. As is noted in the guidelines for proposal structure in the handout on
class presentations, the structure of a proposal should contain the following elements:
Introduction



Background or statement of the problem. Briefly review the readers’ situation.
Solution-Briefly define the change you propose.
Scope-State the boundaries of the solution, what you will and will not do.
Body



Facts and evidence to support your conclusions-Give complete details of the
proposed solution and anticipated results.
Proposed approach-Describe your concept, product, or service. Show benefits of
proposed plan.
Costs-Prove that your costs are realistic. Break them down so that readers can have
an idea of labor, materials, training and other categories.
Conclusion


Review of argument-Briefly summarize main points.
Review of reader benefits- Briefly show how your approach will benefit readers.
For many of your proposed topics, your proposal may take the form of a Research and
Grant Proposal. These proposals are often unsolicited, written by a researcher to
procure funding for a particular project. For example, grant proposals are often
written by educators in a specific discipline to a specific government agency. Often
these agencies have their own guidelines concerning style and content for the submission
of these proposals.
The handout I have already sent to you on grant funding sources is designed to provide
you with the information you need to find information concerning these types of
proposals. Many of the web-sites provide models for the structure of the proposal which
should be useful for your own projects. In addition, pages 244-248 in BWH discusses
the structure for research and grant proposals.

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