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.
Gives practical and theoretical information for working with juvenile offenders. Provides assessment instruments, sample interviewing tools, and intervention strategies, with chapters on interdisciplinary teamwork in juvenile justice, juvenile justice assessment, interventions with youths and families, interventions for social systems, and interventions to avoid. Also covers different populations, best practices, and evaluation. For use in courses in juvenile justice, treatment of adolescents and families, and criminal justice. The authors are affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)