Publications

Handbooks for the youth justice practitioner

To accompany its courses, Unitas has also published essential handbooks for youth justice practitioner. Written by experts in the field, the books are core academic texts and essential reading for those needing to deepen their understanding of approaches to youth justice.

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Effective Practice in Youth Justice - Second Edition

Martin Stephenson, Henri Giller and Sally Brown

Providing a comprehensive review of research and the implications for practice, the second edition of Effective Practice in Youth Justice considers core areas of youth justice practice, such as how to engage young people effectively. It also provides an overview of the available research in specific areas of practice, including assessment; planning interventions and supervision; mental health; substance misuse; restorative justice; education, training and employment; and custody and resettlement.

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Youth Justice: Challenges to Practice - Second Edition

Martin Stephenson and Rob Allen

This book provides a range of perspectives that aim to stimulate managers and practitioners to think about how best they can use research evidence to support their practice with young people. Effective practice is particularly crucial in the current context where all agencies are having to do more with less. Only with the necessary knowledge, skills and professional judgement will practitioners be able to identify the best way of working with the individual and their families.

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The Art of Engagement

Martin Stephenson, Maree Adams and Roger Tarling

Summer Arts College are an innovative national arts education programme for high risk young people in the youth justice sytem. 'The Art of Engaement?' assess how far participatory arts practice has achieved the objective of re-enagement in education and reduction in re-offending. This study contains a wealth of quantitative and qualitative information that will prove a valuable source for students undertaking the Youth Justice Effective Practice Certificate (YJEPC) It makes a significant contribution to the evidence base in youth justice.