Pragmatism and practicalities: Residential placement and reintegration of young males who have sexually abused

Nikki Evans, John Dunlop
2017 Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work  
Human service responses to sexual abuse perpetrated by young people are often extensive and expensive, and yet many aspects of these responses remain contentious. In 2007, as members of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW), we prepared a submission to the Social Services Committee for the Inquiry into the Care and Rehabilitation of Youth Sex Offenders. This paper expands on points made in the ANZASW submission, with a particular focus on availability of suitable
more » ... suitable residential placements for young men who have sexually abused. The paper then considers issues relevant to reintegration of these youth into the community following a period in residential placement.
doi:10.11157/anzswj-vol21iss3id270 fatcat:ljxtmxr5ybdm5nmwzgfspdm4eq