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Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Settings Second Edition

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Albert R. Roberts, D.S.W.
Date Published
472 pages
This second edition of the book Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings, is a collection of papers outlining why the social work profession needs to be involved in criminal justice.
This book contains 25 papers that outline why the social work profession and other social and behavioral scientists need to be involved in juvenile and criminal justices settings. The papers are presented along seven major areas: 1) Policy Issues, 2) The Role of Police Social Workers, 3) Victim Assistance Work, 4) Juvenile Justice Programs and Services, 5) Probation, Parole, and Court Settings, 6) Correctional Social Work, and 7) Special Forensic Issues Related to Victims and Offenders. The primary focus of the book is to provide a comprehensive description of what social workers in the juvenile and criminal justice systems are currently doing and what they should and could be doing in order to be more effective agents of change in improving these two systems. The book is aimed at not only practitioners in the field of social work, but for use by both graduate and undergraduate students. Topics covered by the 25 chapters include juvenile justice and correctional policies; guideposts for community work in police-social work diversion; the role of social workers in victims assistance programs, including those aimed at sexual assault victims; the role of social work in the juvenile justice setting; the role of social work and its effect with probation and parole programs; social work within a correctional setting and how families can strengthen this work; and social work's role in dealing with domestic violence issues. Author and subject index