"Social policy may be defined as any formal government enactment that affects the well-being of people, including laws, regulations, executive orders, and court decisions."
Source: Mizrahi, T., & Davis, L. (2008). Encyclopedia of social work (20th ed.). Washington, D.C. : New York]: NASW Press.
For the Policy Analysis Paper, focus on legislation only. Talk with your professor if you'd like to focus on a different policy type.