Hearing new voices: re-viewing youth justice policy through practitioners’ relationships with young people

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Drake, D., Fergusson, R. and Briggs, D. 2014. Hearing new voices: re-viewing youth justice policy through practitioners’ relationships with young people. Youth Justice. 14 (1), pp. 22 -39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225413520360
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TitleHearing new voices: re-viewing youth justice policy through practitioners’ relationships with young people
AuthorsDrake, D., Fergusson, R. and Briggs, D.
Abstract

The relationship between young people and practitioners is the centre-piece of youth justice provision, yet little research-based knowledge has accumulated on its minutiae. After reviewing reforms affecting professional discretion, the paper draws on the concepts of dyadic relationships and praxis to reinvigorate a research agenda aimed at delineating a more nuanced understanding of practice relationships. Drawing on practice wisdom from across related social work fields, we argue that centralizing the practitioner-young person relationship remains the key to successful practice and thus needs greater, more detailed research attention. These claims are supported with a number of pilot interviews with youth justice workers about successful interventions that complement and extend related studies. The paper concludes with suggestions for research to enable joint activity between young people and practitioners to ‘rethink’ youth justice.

PublisherSage
JournalYouth Justice
ISSN1473-2254
Electronic1747-6283
Publication dates
Print01 Apr 2014
Online08 Apr 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited19 Nov 2018
Accepted01 Apr 2014
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
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Drake, D. H., Fergusson, R., & Briggs, D. B. (2014). Hearing new voices: Re-viewing Youth Justice Policy through Practitioners’ Relationships with Young People. Youth Justice, 14(1), 22–39. . Copyright © The Author(s) 2014. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225413520360 Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225413520360
LanguageEnglish
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