The purpose of human services legislation is to provide assurance and protection to clients’ quality of life, remove barriers, and expedite services. For instance, under the Rehabilitation Act, individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) have access to facilities and services without discrimination. Sometimes, however, the effect of enacted legislation differs from the intention. When the outcome is undesirable, experts often suggest legislation reform to improve practices or delivery of human services. Evidence derived from research and legislative summaries are two ways to get others to support legislation reform.
For this assignment, you suggest reforming a piece of local, state, or federal legislation that affects human services in your area of interest.
•Complete a legislative summary in which you recommend the reform of a piece of legislation that affects human services. In your summary be sure to include: