Social issue & policy
How does any social issue become a new policy?
I wish I had a simple answer but unfortunately there isn't one as it depends on the context of the issue, what the policy arena it fall into and the political climate around the issue. I would ask if you had a specific social issue in mind or if you are thinking on a specific level such as local, state or federal?
If the social issue is at a community level I think that identifying stakeholders and possible policy champions are key in advocating policy development or change.