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Week 4: Social Policy Decisions PaperWeek 4: Social Policy Decisions PaperJessica HankinsBSHS/ 355
WEEK 4: SOCIAL POLICY DECISIONS PAPER2Week 4: Social Policy Decisions PaperSince 1980 MADD has saved 350,000 lives …and counting, [MAD18]This paper is going to explore Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and how it has helped develop social policies. We will be discussing why MADD was created and the problem that led to the creation of MADD, how the problem was identified as a social problem and the policies created as a result of MADD's influence and the problems experienced while implementing the policies with the effects of these social policies on human services delivery.Organizations always start out with a common goal in helping people, lets discuss MADDS beginnings. “In 1980, 13-year-old Cari Lightner of Fair Oaks, California, is walking along a quiet road on her way to a church carnival when a car swerves out of control, striking and killing her. Cari’s tragic death compelled her mother, Candy Lightner, to found the organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which would grow into one of the country’s most influential non-profit organizations,”[His09]. Any parents worst nightmare is burying their own child. The mother of this child found a lot of strength and courage to push this