clockhartweek4assignment1 - Social Policy Decisions 1 Social Policy Decisions BSHS 355 Social Policy Decisions 2 Social Policy Decisions Social policies

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Social Policy Decisions1Social Policy Decisions**BSHS/ 3551/9/2017**
Social Policy Decisions2Social Policy DecisionsSocial policies are services set in place that help the well-being of individuals. The Government implements social policies to improve the quality of life for citizens. These services can range from poverty, to health related issues, to even unemployment. However, one social policy that has impacted the quality of life for citizens is called “MADD” in other words MothersAgainst Drunk Driving. This organization was brought about “to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.” (MADD, 2017.) In 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, was incorporated to help victims and families who have had to endured suffering from crimes performed by individuals who had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. MADD wanted to increase public awareness of the problem, drinking and drugged driving, was creating in our country. Candy Lightner is the founder of MADD, and was created due to her 13-year-old daughter, Cari Lightner, being killed by a drunk driver as she was walking to a church carnival. During this hard and stressful time for Candy, shelearned that drunk driving was rarely prosecuted harshly. Obviously, this news wasn’t something

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