Effective Practice in Youth Justice
Routledge – 2011 – 286 pages
Providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review of research and the implications for practice, the second edition of Effective Practice in Youth Justice considers core areas of youth justice practice, such as how to engage young people effectively within the context of recent changes to the youth justice system brought about by the introduction of the scaled approach and the Youth Rehabilitation Order. It also provides an overview of the available research in specific areas of practice, including assessment; planning interventions and supervision; mental health; substance misuse; restorative justice; education, training and employment; and custody and resettlement.
The content has been specifically developed to meet the needs of students taking Youth Justice Board (YJB) sponsored courses with the Open University and is required reading for many of these. The book is also an essential resource for professionals working within the youth justice system, those training to work in youth justice, and students taking courses in youth justice or related subjects.
1. Evidence-based Practice and Effective Practice 2. Assessment, Planning Interventions and Supervision and the Scaled Approach 3. Engaging Young People 4. Education, Training and Employment 5. Mental Health 6. Substance Misuse 7. Parenting 8. Restorative Justice 9. Offending Behaviour Interventions 10. The Secure Estate and Resettlement References
Martin Stephenson is an educationalist and criminologist and is currently a Director with ECOTEC Research and Consulting and Executive Director with Unitas, a national charity that helps young people access, participate and progress in education and training. In these roles he leads on a wide range of research and technical assistance projects in the field of youth inclusion and youth justice.
Henri Giller is Managing Director of Social Information Systems Ltd (SIS). SIS is an independent research and consultancy organisation with over 30 years experience of advising, monitoring and evaluating youth justice initiatives. Dr Giller has been an adviser to the Youth Justice Board on performance management issues for over 10 years and has advised numerous Youth Offending Teams on their policy and practice.
Sally Brown is Managing Director of Inclusive Learning Solutions and has considerable experience of working as a consultant, facilitator, writer and researcher in the fields of youth justice and education. Working with the Open University, she has been closely involved in the development of YJB sponsored courses across a wide range of practice areas.