Analyze the policy’s development and potential impacts. Once social workers have located a policy that impacts a social problem, the next step is to analyze the policy’s development and potential impacts.
In this assignment, you will analyze the federal policy chosen including the development of the policy and evaluate its effectiveness and feasibility. Remember that the feasibility of a policy relates not only to its economic feasibility, but also to its political and social impact. You will also identify the policy constraints that inhibit the policy from most effectively reaching your targeted population.
Analyze the development of your chosen federal policy. In your analysis, consider these components:
What are the goals of the policy? How well have the goals been met?
Does the policy seem to ignore, impede, or strengthen the social functioning of the target population? To what extent does the policy meet or improve the social values of the target population?
Analyze the policy’s development
To what extent does the policy adhere to best practice ethics and best practice standards? If the outcome of your analysis is that best practice ethics and standards are not being adhered to, include that information in your analysis as well.
What are the implications connected to the social justice problem that your chosen policy addresses?
Evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of the policy. Consider how well the policy has met the needs of your target population and to what extent it improves the social justice problem you initially researched.
Is the politically, economically, and administratively feasible?
Does the policy adequately address the problem it was created to solve, or does it further oppress the target population? Does the policy improve conditions or further exacerbate the situation?
Identify the policy constraints that inhibit the policy from addressing the problem for the chosen population. Have other constraints arisen since the passage of the policy that have made conditions worse or better for the chosen population?
Propose recommendations for a new or amended policy based on your policy analysis. Support your recommendation with a clear rationale and scholarly, peer-reviewed literature.