The Importance of Enforceable Policies

AILH does systems change advocacy for our disability community throughout the State of Hawaii. Systems change advocacy is defined as outreach and educational activities designed to raise awareness of both needs and capabilities of persons with disabilities. You may have seen some of our efforts throughout Hawaii’s Legislature in the form of written and verbal testimony.


While we celebrate all forward movements in systems change advocacy in both the State and Federal legislatures, we also want to ensure that these new policies are being enforced. If policies that we fight to enact are not able to be enforced or have means of measuring success, then how do we know if this policy affected a positive change for our consumers? As Policy Analyst Marie Jacuzzi says, “Without enforcement, policy instruments are merely wind instruments.” Take a look at Jacuzzi’s article here on Apolitical on why only enforceable policies matter.

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