Introduction: demystifying criminal justice social work: filling the void

Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P. (2017) Introduction: demystifying criminal justice social work: filling the void. In: Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, XXVII-XLIX.

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[Extract] The valuable role that a professional social worker can play in the criminal justice system (CJS) is indisputable, and this has been the case for a very long time. As highlighted by Treger and Allen (2007), the establishment of a separate juvenile court in the United States in 1899 was a watershed event, not only for youth justice advocates but also for those who were most involved in the day-to-day delivery of social work and welfare services to neglected and delinquent children in Cook County, Illinois. Given their immense contribution to the care and rehabilitation of such challenging youth, social workers would from then on become essential actors within the US CJS more generally as well. Since at least the mid-1980s, the importance of social workers has been ostensibly mirrored in the Indian juvenile justice system (JJS) (Kakar, 2015, p. 52). The juvenile justice Board (JJB) (what is essentially a children's criminal court in India) was created to adjudicate upon, and to dispose of, cases involving youth who were in conflict with the criminal law.

Item ID: 44573
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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ISBN: 978-93-860-6247-5
Funders: Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (FAESS), James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: FAESS Grant Scheme
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 04:12
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160203 Courts and Sentencing @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 50%
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94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940408 Rehabilitation and Correctional Services @ 50%
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