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Group Work with High-Risk Urban Youths on Probation

Harriet Goodman, George S. Getzel and William Ford
Social Work
Vol. 41, No. 4 (July 1996), pp. 375-381
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23718310
Page Count: 7
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Group Work with High-Risk Urban Youths on Probation
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Abstract

This article describes an innovative group work project designed for a large urban probation department. The project targets 16- to 20-year-old African American and Latino young men on probation who are at high risk of rearrest; it uses cognitive—behavioral approaches that reflect the culture of contemporary urban youths. The purpose is to teach young probationers how to protect their physical safety and avoid rearrest by adopting prosocial thinking and actions. The time-limited, closed groups run for 32 sessions over a four-month period. Probation officers who have received intensive training in group work methods lead the groups. A case example illustrates how officers help group members sort out personal responsibility and appropriate action in the face of police provocation.

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