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Title: Social Work Advocacy in Juvenile Justice: Conceptual Underpinnings and Practice (From Juvenile Justice: Policies, Programs, and Services, Second Edition, P 409-433, 1998, Albert R. Roberts, ed. - See NCJ 170093)
Author(s): R B Coates
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Nelson-Hall Publishers
Chicago, IL 60606
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0018 (S-1)
Sale Source: Nelson-Hall Publishers
111 North Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60606
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter sets forth a conceptual framework for advocacy.
Abstract: Advocacy is a longstanding intervention approach within social work, and the practice of advocacy has had considerable impact in the field of juvenile justice. The practice of advocacy within social work, however, has suffered from poor conceptualization of its scope and implementation. This chapter presents a conceptual framework for advocacy, identifying three types of advocacy: individual cases, community, and class. The chapter discusses commonalities across the three types and sets forth generic principles for advocacy practice in the context of juvenile justice. The chapter concludes that the direction of policy and practice in juvenile justice can be influenced significantly by social workers and others engaged in advocacy. These advocates can play meaningful roles in defining issues, facilitating change, and assuring that quality services are delivered to youths in trouble. The chapter includes discussion questions based on the information presented. Table, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Cooperation among juvenile agencies; Juvenile case management; Juvenile justice management; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile program coordination; Policy analysis; Social work; Social work advocacy; Youth advocates
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