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Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to the Community

International Perspectives

  • Sue C. O’Neill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sue C. O’Neill
    Pages 1-4
  3. The Taxonomy of Transition Programming 2.0 as Applied to Juvenile Justice Transition Planning and Processes

  4. International Perspectives on Transition Planning and Supports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Sue C. O’Neill, Therese M. Cumming, Iva Strnadová, Christine Grima-Farrell
      Pages 97-113
    3. Tom Ellis, Akira Kyo, Sue C. O’Neill
      Pages 131-147
    4. Darja Tadič, Špela Razpotnik
      Pages 149-165
    5. Timo Harrikari, Sanna Hautala
      Pages 187-203
    6. Deanne K. Unruh, Joe C. Gagnon, Caroline MaGee
      Pages 205-219
    7. Lukas M. Muntingh, Sean Larner
      Pages 237-253
  5. Closing Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255

About this book


This book offers a broad overview of transition practices for incarcerated youth, shaped by local culture, politics, ideologies, and philosophies. It highlights the similarities and differences in international approaches, as well as promising practices. The book is divided into two sections: Section One presents a synthesis of the current research on essential areas shown to promote successful transitions for incarcerated youth, using the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 as a cohesive framework, Section Two focuses on national perspectives on topical issues impacting local transition practices and/or policy. It provides information pertaining to the respective countries and a summary of key facets of their juvenile justice system, including successful or promising approaches and programs used in transition. This book benefits academics and researchers from a broad range of fields, policy makers and leadership teams from various agencies, associations, and government departments with an interest in juvenile and youth justice, social work, and special education courses on transition planning.


Transition planning and practices Juvenile justice Young offenders Incarcerated youth Adjudicated youth Offender rehabilitation Re-entry programs Aftercare programs Wraparound services Kohler's taxonomy for transition programming Returning to community post incarceration

Editors and affiliations

  • Sue C. O’Neill
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

About the editors

Dr Sue O’Neill is currently the chief investigator 1 on a cross-industry funded research project on transition practices of young people serving custodial sentences in New South Wales, Australia. She and her special education colleagues from UNSW Australia have a strong research interest and history in conducting transition research for vulnerable populations with research experience and knowledge of the extant literature in juvenile justice transition planning.

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