Activity

1b.A1

(Domain 1)

Legislation in Action

Attend a hearing of a committee reviewing your agency budget or a practice initiative. If you cannot attend in person, try listening in on an audio feed or watching through your state’s public access cable TV.

Interview the agency representatives who are testifying to find out what they took into account in preparing their presentations.

For individuals working in a tribal child welfare agency, consider attending a tribal council meeting or other relevant decision-making group.

GOAL:

To understand the communication process between the executive branch (of which your state or tribal agency is a part) and the legislative branch.

RELEVANT FOR:

  • Middle Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Caseworker

APPROVAL or SUPPORT needed.