Where Are All the Young Men and Women of Color?: Capacity Enhancement Practice in the Criminal Justice System

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Columbia University Press, Sep 26, 2001 - Social Science - 272 pages
When it comes to social work practice in community outreach programs, in juvenile detention centres, in prisons, in parole and probation programs, and in the inner cities, Melvin Delgado asks the question: Where are all the young men and women of color? Although many urban residents, especially persons of color, are or have been involved in the juvenile and/or criminal justice system, the topic of criminal offenders and ex-offenders has been much neglected by the human services literature. This book stands as the only work to discuss correctional supervision and the needs of individuals in a nonprescriptive manner, marking a shift toward a capacity enhancement, or strengths perspective, approach— specifically what are the strengths of individuals and how can they capitalize on them? Delgado includes a section of reflections from the field that applies capacity enhancement principles and methods to case studies.

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Melvin Delgado is professor of social work and chair of the macropractice at Boston University. His previous books include New Arenas for Community Social Practice with Urban Youth, Community Social Work Practice in the Urban Context, Social Work Practice in Nontraditional Settings, Alcohol Use/Abuse Among Latinos, Social Services in Latino Communities, and Latino Elders in the Twenty-first Century.

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