2017 Hypothetical Case
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Clarification Questions and Answers
- The record indicates an increase in tourism to Athlima due to attracting high profile athletic events. How many jobs did these efforts to expand tourism create?
- Approximately 10,000 new tourism related jobs
- Are there any government sponsored social security or disability programs for citizens of Athlima who are not enrolled in Restoration of Community Act?
- Approximately how many people that enrolled, completed, or graduated from the job training program had a diagnosed physical or mental disability?
- 26% of those enrolled. 25% of those who completed/graduated the program.
- Was Henderson in custody the entire time following his arrest until the end of his jail sentence for violating the terms of the Restoration of Community Act? If not, what was the total duration of his detainment in Jail and the job training program?
- The issue of "custody" is a legal question, not one of fact. Teams are free to make relevant arguments relating to custody if they so choose.
- How many people actually found employment after completing the program?
- Of those who completed the program 94% found employment.
- The record indicates that he was “afforded the opportunity to have legal counsel”, did he actually receive or interact with legal counsel or was he simply afforded the right to counsel?
- He was informed of his right to obtain legal counsel, including the right to public defender. He waived this right and choose to proceed without counsel.
- Was Mitchell aware of what his treatment would entail, including the possible side-affects of mental therapy and the physical labor, before accepting the terms of the program?
- Mitchell was informed of the details of the program prior to accepting the terms, including the need to engage in medical treatment and the nature of the work training program. The specific side-effects of his treatment were not known until it was prescribed, at which point he was informed of the possible side-effects.
- Is there a standardized measurement for completing the program, or are all participants automatically graduated from the program after 120 days?
- After 120 days of satisfactory participation in the program, participants are deemed to have completed the program. There is no proficiency assessment to determine completion.
- What symptoms manifest themselves as result of his PTSD before he received treatment?
- Increased distraction, lack of focus, difficulty forming social and professional relationships, lack of impulse control, and sleep disturbances.
- How effective were the changes to the Restorative Community Act – ordered by Athlimian Supreme Court – that accommodated for the disabled?
- The changes implemented as a result of the Supreme Court's ruling resulted in an eight percent increase in the completion/graduation rate among those with disabilities.
- Were the homeless populace informed on the Restorative Community Act before its implementation?
- Yes, the law was widely publicized
- Are accused homeless individuals assumed to be panhandling and sent directly to the Homeless to Work program, or is the option to go through a trial presented to the accused in order to substantiate guilt?
- There is no presumption of guilt. All citizens are afforded a presumption of innocence and due process under the law.