New PDF release: Effective Practice in Youth Justice

By Martin Stephenson, Henri Giller, Sally Brown

ISBN-10: 184392286X

ISBN-13: 9781843922865

ISBN-10: 1843926024

ISBN-13: 9781843926023

Early life justice has develop into an more and more vital a part of the legal justice approach, and has confronted a variety of demanding situations within the previous couple of years. perform in the adolescence justice method has turn into more and more professionalized, with very important roles being performed in the neighborhood by way of adolescence Offending groups and custodial institutions, and centrally by means of the formative years Justice Board (YJB). Key to the professionalisation of the staff has been the YJB's powerful perform approach and linked HR and studying method that seeks to let formative years offending providers and person practitioners inside of them to paintings in ways in which are facts established and trained by means of the main trustworthy and recent research.  This ebook is an amalgamation, major replace and revision of a sequence of Readers within the key components of potent perform pointed out through the YJB. It attracts jointly the simplest on hand study in every one of eleven key components of perform, considers the rules of potent perform as they relate to these components and identifies the demanding situations for these operating within the formative years justice system.  The ebook is a necessary source for individuals operating in the adolescence justice approach, these education to paintings in formative years justice, and scholars taking classes in adolescence justice as a part of criminology or legal justice levels. supplying a finished and up to date evaluation of analysis and the results for perform, it really is designed to satisfy the desires of scholars taking YJB subsidized classes with the Open collage, specifically K208 (the specialist certificates in powerful perform) which varieties a part of a much broader origin measure.

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More benign motives can lie behind projects where the evidence does not suggest that they are effective. Flexible provision linked to schools, with the ostensible aim of reintegrating young people, can often counter-intuitively lead to a greater detachment. The youth inclusion programme developed by the Youth Justice Board is a structured youth work programme combining elements of education and personal development targeted on the 50 most at risk young people in a neighbourhood. Referral criteria include poor attendance or exclusion from school.

The learning styles of offenders tend to require active, participatory methods of working’ (McGuire 1995: 15). QXD 6/7/07 12:29 pm Page 28 Effective Practice in Youth Justice There are three key assumptions that can be questioned within this principle: that learning styles can be clearly defined and measured and are relatively unchanging for individuals; that matching this learning style with the respective teaching/instructional styles makes a significant difference; and that young people who offend tend to have an active and participatory learning style.

The Youth Justice Board although rejecting the strict ‘What Works’ approach adopted by the probation and prison services has nevertheless been drawn more closely into the Home Office approach to research. Guidelines for more effective practice While the use of RCTs and meta-analysis clearly has limitations, it has enabled a series of principles to be identified regarding the design of effective programmes and interventions. These principles do not provide a prescription of what to do, let alone how to do it, in terms of reducing or stopping a young person’s offending.

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