This Journal brings together research and practice insights that can inform, develop, and affect social policy. It is an outlet for research and scholarship on policy practice, macro-social work practice, community practice, social policy, social policy analysis, the creation and administration of social policy and programs and related topics. It also includes research on the education of students and practitioners on these topics.

Journal of Policy Practice and Research is published in affiliation with Influencing Social Policy.

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  • Richard Hoefer
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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2662-1517
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