Title

A letter from Australia – the potential of a ‘wraparound’ approach to reducing juvenile offending in New South Wales

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Nisbet, IA, Graham, A & Newell, S 2012, 'A letter from Australia – The potential of a ‘wraparound’ approach to reducing juvenile offending in New South Wales', Crime Prevention and Community Safety, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 225-234.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

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.