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Social Work

This is a Social Work research guide. It offers a variety of information to help you with your research needs


This portion of the Social Work guide is tailored to your class, specifically for Analyzing and Researching Social Welfare Policy.

Below there is a tutorial that is a supplement to your text. This is also linked in Blackboard. And following is your policy investigation assignment. This is designed to prepare you for your policy analysis presentation and how to research. If you have any questions, refer to your Blackboard course or to Hanna Schmillen (

Social Policy Development & Analysis: Lesson for Module 5

social policy development module

Policy Investigation Assignment

Make sure you have reviewed the Assignment Resources on the left before continuing through the Policy Investigation Assignment.

This investigation will task you to perform a mini policy analysis on the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA). You will need to use the Policy Assignment Resources to guide you to where to search for evidence and answers to this assignment. Throughout the investigation, as you move from one question to the next, you will be given example answers. These are just examples as you should be using your own words and sources.

For your grade, you will need to upload your 'Certificate of Completion' to Blackboard. Your certificate will be displayed after your results table which will break down your answers and compare them to my example answers. A passing grade is 86% or above.