Examining Government Regulations
One of the basic tools the government uses to carry out public policy is federal regulation. By commenting on proposed rules the public plays an imperative important part in the rulemaking process. These observations on proposed rules along with public input are what help shape the department to make decisions on the rules they make. There are many reasons why an agency would decide to begin the rulemaking process such as identifying changes with the times, having difficulty enforcing the rules in place, and even reforms that could potentially save money or reduce burdens. The agency then has to look at different alternatives while problem-solving and decide what is best for them. Then the agency has to study the problem and see if there is any alternatives to address the problem. This is where the public helps and gives feedback and comments on the proposed regulations
Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes is an organization that helps individuals at no charge who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse and interpersonal violence in the surrounding counties. This organization helps with individual counseling, support groups, legal accomplishment, and referrals to other agencies.
In New York State in general, a sex offense occurs if a person does not consent to sexual conduct; physical force, physical force or threats are used; is a person is mentally disabled, mentally or physically; is committed to the care and custody of the state correctional system or hospital; or is under the age of seventeen. ("New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assult", 2007).
New York State has proposed a set of practices regarding sexual assault to be established. These will include a statewide definition of consent that is required between participants before engaging in sexual activity. Law enforcement in this state has come up with a variety of services to make sure victims are not only aware of their rights but are aware of different...