February 22, 2015 Ms. Mackey
The Role of Government Policy-Making When it comes to the role of the government and the legislative tasks and the overall role of the judiciary in shaping public policy we have to remember that one of the most important parts in making these policies is the legislative tasks. These tasks are needed for getting a bill passed into law in the first place. Once the law gets passed it is the duty of the legislative branch to work with the Congress and Senate to propose each law and enforce it. Although there are many players when it comes to the government there are three main ones that combined or individually play an important role in policy making. These three players or branches would be the legislative, executive and judicial branch. It is the duty of all three to make sure that each one is recognized in the state of union and their importance in the government, when it comes to protecting citizens’ right and civil liberties.
When it comes to the judiciary part of the court system which works hand in hand with case management programs like TASC it is its duty to make sure that all laws are being abided and that they listen to the facts presiding. It is said that the judiciary branch of the government will not even listen to any public policy or social policy unless there is clear evidence that a law has been broken or needs to be modified.
The role of the legislative branch is to create laws and with the laws it is the duty of places like TASC to make sure that these laws are being upheld. These two departments put the bills to test to make sure that the bills are realistic and if there are realistic solutions to the problems. It is the duty of the judicial branch to make sure that it shapes public policy through court cases. Action suits within the court system and within public policy are most beneficial because they affect a larger number of people. For example,” there was a case where a probation officer went to the state legislature stating that most of his parolees were being arrested for drunk driving after the known “happy hours” at most bars. Being that this was a major problem for his case load he took this evidence to the State legislative branch and lobbied”.(Healy,1999) Because of his perseverance along with the help of case management places like TASC, “happy hour’, was banned and due to this new law reduced drunken driving arrests were being made.
It is laws like this and the ones that are heard during pretrial sentencing investigations that have made TASC so successful under provisions G.S. 15A-535(b). In policy G.S. FA-41.1(a) it is said that all district court districts must devise and issue recommendation policies upon what terms and conditions, a defendant maybe released before trial”. (Robeson, 2015) in order to get help from case management agencies, like TASC and impose those conditions in writing as per,” G.S. 15A 534, w. Sr. resident superior court chief and district court judge with their consent be released by judicial official to supervision of such programs,” (Robeson, 2015) like TASC.
TASC is influenced by these laws on a day to day basis in the aspect that they operate under the department of Human services. TASC along with the agencies that work with them work hand in hand with the judiciary to make firm decisions as to sentencing options. These sentences must monitor and assist in the individuals’ treatment process as well for not only the correctional system but the judicial as well. They work hand in hand with probation and parole which makes it very controversial at times.
“The BOP or bureau of prisoners organized a pilot program that provides dual case management that helps to take the load off of case management programs in the idea that one individual gaining many