The work of Family Service of the Piedmont — promoting financial stability, providing mental health services, stemming domestic violence and preventing child abuse — has an undeniable positive social impact.
The work of a pair of MBA students from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics proves those missions have a significant economic impact as well. The analysis proved other services also have a high economic return on investment. The agency’s Domestic Violence Intervention Program, which has a 92 percent success rate, cost $82,000 but had an economic impact of $1.7 million. Every dollar spent saved the county $20.50 in inmate, court, probation and law enforcement costs.
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