Being ‘case managed’: does it work for young offenders?

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Case management is the prevailing approach to service delivery in Australian youth justice agencies. It is purported to offer a structured framework to support the delivery of rehabilitative interventions and to assist young offenders to integrate into the community. While considerable attention has been paid to developing an evidence-base for rehabilitative programs and practices in youth justice; insufficient attention has been paid to the role of case management in supporting these interventions. This paper examines the evidence, issues and challenges involved in contemporary approaches to case management in youth justice. It interrogates the conceptual basis and empirical evidence for case management in youth justice; and draws on findings from a recent study into
youth justice clients’ experiences of case management to offer unique and under-examined perspectives on these issues.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventAustralasian Youth Justice Conference 2016: From Evidence to Practice - Brisbane Convention and Exihibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016
Conference number: 2nd


ConferenceAustralasian Youth Justice Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleAYJC 2016
Internet address


  • youth justice
  • case management
  • evidence based practice
  • lived experience

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Turner, S. (2016). Being ‘case managed’: does it work for young offenders?. Abstract from Australasian Youth Justice Conference 2016, Brisbane, Australia.