Review launches devastating critique of the Trauma Model

The recent Juvenile Justice Review[1] questions the relevance of the trauma model for custodial settings. Given that this is the first pubic critique of the model, it raises the question of whether the model will be called into question in the child protection/OoHC space more generally. The rise and fall of psychological theories of the decades Psychological theories have risen…

Continue Reading

Expert view: Focus on criminogentic needs to reduce crimes rates

A recent review of juvenile justice foreshadows a major policy shift in youth justice (YJ) and calls into question the relevance of the trauma model in YJ programs.  This week’s blog focuses on the former; the next blog will focus on the latter. The Review The Youth Justice Review and Strategy: Meeting Needs and Reducing Offending was conducted by Penny…

Continue Reading