The service system challenges of work with juvenile justice involved young people in the Hunter Region, Australia

This paper reports on qualitative research that resulted from the Juvenile Justice and Education Equity in the Hunter Region project.

Blakemore, T., Agllias, K., Howard, A., & McCarthy, S. (2019)

Current policies suggest that collaborative approaches are core to working effectively with juvenile justice involved young people. However, there is little research examining the workings of multi-agency and collaborative endeavours in this field, or the experiences of the human service workers facilitating these connections.

Thirty-eight human service workers were interviewed about their perceptions of the workings, strengths and challenges of the service system that supports young people who come into contact with the Children’s Court in the Lower and Upper Hunter regions of New South Wales.