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Letter From Australia-The Potential of a 'Wraparound' Approach to Reducing Juvenile Offending in New South Wales

NCJ Number
Crime Prevention and Community Safety Volume: 14 Issue: 3 Dated: August 2012 Pages: 225-234
Ian Nisbet; Anne Graham; Sallie Newell
Date Published
August 2012
10 pages
This article discusses a program in Australia, the Family Inclusion Project, that aims to reduce juvenile offending in New South Wales, Australia.
This article reports on the Family Inclusion Project, which trialled a 'Wraparound' casework approach to working with young offenders in a regional town in New South Wales, Australia. The project focused on reducing re-offending by improving engagement with family and community support services and improving interagency collaboration. Although the project was a small scale, short-term pilot, it provided rich insight into the complex lives of Juvenile Justice clients and their families. This article highlights important issues in implementing a Wraparound casework model in a regional community. (Published Abstract)