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Policy Selection and Background

Government policy impacts social justice problems. Some policies may create social justice problems just as they attempt to correct them. In order to successfully address social justice problems, social workers must have the knowledge and skills to locate, access, analyze, and interpret public policy.

By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following EPAs and general practices:

Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
C5.GP.A: Identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social service.
Related Assignment Criteria:
1. Describe the purpose of a currently enacted federal policy that addresses the social justice problem for a chosen population, using scholarly literature for support.
3. Describe how the policy connects to the chosen social justice problem, using scholarly literature for support.
4. Describe the historical issues and context that led to the creation of the social problem and policy development, including details about voting outcomes and legislative leaders, using scholarly literature for support.
Competency 5: Engage in Policy Practice
C5.GP.B: Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services
Related Assignment Criteria:
2. Describe the programs and services provided through the policy, using scholarly literature for support.
5. Describe the impact of the historical influences on the implementation of the policy, using scholarly literature for support.