Program Objective Statement Proposal

Program Objective Statement Proposal



In this assignment, you will write either a Problem Statement for a Research Proposal or a Program Objective Statement for a Program Evaluation Proposal and provide a review of the literature. Note: You will select either a Research Proposal or a Program Evaluation.


Include the following components in your assignment.


  • Provide a short introduction to the paper.

Problem Statement / Program Objective

  • Create a concise, one-page Problem Statement or Program Objective which describes the population of focus, and identifies the social problem or program challenge of interest and what is known about the problem or challenge.
  • Analyze diversity, equity, and inclusion issues which impact the social problem or program objective.

Literature Review

  • Synthesize current literature published in the last five years that addresses your selected population and social problem or program objective.
  • What are best practices?
  • What specific aspect of the problem or program challenge merit continued investigation or research? (For example, what is not known?)


  • Provide a short conclusion to the paper.

Additional Requirements

  • References: Include a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed journal articles. Only one can be older than five years.
  • Length of paper: Maximum of 3–4 pages; one page Problem Statement/Program Objective Statement and a two to three page literature review.
  • Communication: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful of the diversity, dignity, and integrity of others, consistent with expectations for members of the human services profession. Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.