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Juvenile Justice Practice: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Intervention / Edition 1

Juvenile Justice Practice: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Intervention / Edition 1

by Rodney A. Ellis
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This unique, practical, and exciting introductory text (for practitioners from virtually every discipline who work within the juvenile justice system) provides information and skill-building exercises across a range of practice never before covered in a single text. Its breadth provides the new or aspiring practitioner with a solid, comprehensive foundation for future work. The authors offer workable solutions to many of the real-life situations face by professionals in their daily lives.
Although the book is extremely current in its inclusion of today's most effective techniques and interventions, the authors have built into the book a focus on teaching students methods of staying current on the latest effective intervention and trends within the system. Readers are encouraged to apply techniques that will help them establish relationships with and tap the resources of federal, state, and private juvenile justice organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534367953
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 09/26/2000
Series: Counseling with Juvenile & Adult Offenders Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Rodney A. Ellis is currently Associate Professor and Acting Associate Dean at the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee (Nashville campus). Dr. Ellis obtained his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Florida International University in 1997. He has taught both foundation and concentration macro classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has extensive practical experience in the macro arena, having served in a number of professional and volunteer capacities. Professionally, he has served as the director of an intervention program for troubled juveniles as the Director of Child Welfare for District X of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and as the Assistant Director of the School of Social Work at Florida International University. As a volunteer, he has been involved in the development and reform of human services policy in the States of Florida and Tennessee. He was a regional delegate for the Florida Children's Campaign, vice president of the Broward Children's Consortium, and was an advocate before the Broward County Commission on multiple human service issues. In Tennessee he has served as a member of the statewide board for the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare and as the Chair of the board for Mediation Services of Putnam County. He has also provided technical support and expertise on Juvenile Justice issues to the state Commission on Juvenile Justice reform and is an active member of the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW) and is currently a consultant for the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr. Ellis' published works include: 16 articles for professional journals (either published or in press), three published books in addition to this one.

Karen M. Sowers is Dean of the College of Social Work at the University of Tennessee. Her expertise and research interests include juvenile justice, sexuality, social work education, child welfare, best practices in mental health, evidence-based practices, and international social work. Dr. Sowers is the author or co-author of numerous books, book chapters and journal articles. In addition to this text, Dr. Sowers has co-authored another Brooks/Cole text, Juvenile Justice Practice.

Table of Contents

PREFACE 1. PRACTITIONERS IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE The Scope of the Problem. A Description of the Juvenile Justice Client. Roles of Practitioners. Future Trends in Juvenile Crime. Summary. 2. INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK IN JUVENILE JUSTICE Interaction with Clients. Interaction with Others in the Juvenile Justice System. Interaction with Law Enforcement Personnel. Interaction with Child Welfare Workers. Interaction with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems. Interaction with Educational Professionals. Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Teamwork. Summary. 3. JUVENILE JUSTICE ASSESSMENT. Purposes of Assessment. Components of Assessment. Specialized Assessment: Evaluation. Risk-based Assessment. Instruments for Assessment. Using Assessment for Intervention Planning. Summary. 4. INTERVENTIONS WITH YOUTHS AND FAMILIES Three Priorities in Intervention.General Principles of Effective Intervention. Sanctions, Monitoring, and Supervision. Family Counseling. Parent Training. Summary. 5. INTERVENTIONS FOR SOCIAL SYSTEMS. Interventions for the School Social System. Interventions for the Peer Social System. Interventions for the Employment Social System. Interventions for the Community Social System. Interventions for Gang-Involvement. Summary. 6. INTERVENTIONS TO AVOID. The History of Ineffective Intervention. Characteristics of Ineffective Intervention. Counterproductive Interventions. How to Find Interventions that Work. Summary. 7.INTERVENTION WITH DIFFERENT POPULATIONS. Sensitivity to Racial and Ethnic Differences. Gender Differences and Intervention. Intervention and the Developmental Stages. Summary. 8. BEST PRACTICES IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE. Multisystemic Therapy. Victim-Offender Mediation.Families and Schools Together. The PREPARE Curriculum. Family Intervention Project. Intensive Aftercare Program. Summary. 9. AN EVALUATION PRIMER. Single-Subject Design. Outcome Evaluation. Summary. 10. CURRENT AND FUTURE. Current Trends in Juvenile Justice. Probable Future Issues. Building an Effective Juvenile Justice System.Summary. INDEX.

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