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ERIC Number: EJ950881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
A Leadership Opportunity for School Social Workers: Bridging the Gaps in School Reentry for Juvenile Justice System Youths
Goldkind, Lauri
Children & Schools, v33 n4 p229-239 Oct 2011
Social work is frequently missing when policy and practice conversations turn to juvenile justice system youths. However, school social workers are well positioned to have a vital role in the readmission and reentry process for these young people. Formerly incarcerated youths present unique challenges for themselves, their families, and communities, including the school that receives them on discharge from the justice system. This article explores the literature on juvenile justice system youths, including the scope and number of young people affected as well as the academic characteristics and issues these adolescents and their families face. The possible roles for school social workers are examined, and suggestions for further research, policy, and practice implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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