Assumptions and Forces: Are there any hidden ideological assumptions?

Policy Analysis on HB 3979 1. Goals: What are the goals of the policy? Do you consider them legal, democratic, and addressing social justice? Does the policy improve the quality of life for the intended population? How? Does the policy contribute to positive social relations between the target population and the overall society? Explain. Are the goals of the policy consistent with the values of social work? What might be some unintended consequences of the policy? 2. Assumptions and Forces: Are there any hidden ideological assumptions? How is the target population viewed in the context of the policy? Does the policy encourage the status quo? Or foster social change? Be sure to explain your answers. 3. Viability: Economic feasibility: What is the minimum level of funding necessary for successful implementation? Does funding currently exist? Does policy call for a reallocation or thinning of resources? Political feasibility: What is the public’s perception of the issue? Who will support this bill? Who will oppose it? What is the power of each group? Is policy compatible with current social and political climate? Administrative feasibility: Does an adequate level of personnel, resources, skills, and expertise exist to implement the policy successfully? Effectiveness: will policy accomplish what is intended? Efficiency: cost-effectiveness, does policy propose a good use of scarce resources? Is it better than other policies or no policy at all?