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Running Head: Social Policy Decisions Paper 1 Social Policy Decisions Paper Cassandra Zuniga Bshs/355 05/29/2017 Melody Gaeraths
Social Policy Decisions Paper 2 Introduction MADD stands for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, it is an organization which started in the 1980’s to make laws harder against driving while being under the influence of any kind of alcohol also about underage drinking. This organization helps give support to induvial that have been victims of driving while being on the influence. It can be either the victim or as well it can also be the family of the victim. When MADD started, it started getting stricter, when before they would be lenient with drivers who were driving under the influence it changed. After this organization started they would charge this as a crime. In this paper, you will learn about MADD and the way it has helped social polices develop. Why MADD was created In May 3, 1980, a lady never thought her life would end. This lady was Cari Lightner, she was walking her church in California while she was walking a car lost control and hit her and killed her. This was a hit and run but they got the guy. Clarence Busch was the person who killed Cari, this man had done hit and runs before. The week prior to him killing her he was involved in another hit and run. Even though he did all this this man was only given 21 months in jail, that is nothing. Mrs. Candy Lightner who was Car Lightners mother was very hurt of course she was going to be she had just lost her daughter to a drunk driver. But instead of being negative she

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