An evaluation of ‘Street work’ as a model of detached youth work in community based probation practice: challenges & opportunities

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dc.contributor.advisor Shore, Caroline en
dc.contributor.author McInerney, Karen
dc.contributor.other Southill Outreach
dc.contributor.role Civil Society Organization en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-09T11:04:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-09T11:04:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-18
dc.identifier.citation McInerney, K. (2012) An evaluation of ‘Street work’ as a model of detached youth work in community based probation practice: challenges & opportunities. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 69 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/8302
dc.description.abstract This study explores the perceptions of Southill Outreach staff members, Board of Management and young people of ‘street work’. Internationally, this model of detached youth work is not a new means of meeting youth on the street, but is relatively new to Ireland. This study presents findings from relevant national and international literature, from five interviews with Southill Outreach clients and, from a focus group comprising of staff members and the Board of Management. A thematic analysis identified themes of importance regarding the functions and effectiveness of ‘street work’ in the south side of Limerick City. The findings suggest that ‘street work’ is an effective way of working with not only, detached youth and Probation Service referrals, but also their families and the wider community. The findings illustrate that ‘street work’ needs to be developed to include volunteers and/or other agencies to expand the service. Identifiable outcomes for appropriate recognition and funding also need to be developed. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CARL Research Reports;10
dc.relation.uri https://www.ucc.ie/en/scishop/rr/
dc.rights © 2012, Karen McInerney. en
dc.subject Street work en
dc.subject Detached youth work en
dc.subject Community based probation practice en
dc.subject Southill en
dc.title An evaluation of ‘Street work’ as a model of detached youth work in community based probation practice: challenges & opportunities en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.qualificationname Master of Social Work en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork en


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