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Counseling Female Offenders and Victims: A Strengths-Restorative Approach

Van Wormer, Katherine
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Springer Series of Family Violence. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

In Counseling Female Offenders and Victims, Katherine van Wormer proposes a new model of practice that combines social work strengths theory with restorative justice principles. The book is a mixture of theoretical formulation, statistical information, and practical advice. Participant observation and statistical data are used to pull these two theories together. With a background in social work, van Wormer provides an insider’s view of the reality of working with offenders.


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