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.
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.
Youth Justice: Challenges to Practice - Second Edition
Martin Stephenson and Rob Allen
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
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.
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.