Special Measures for Children in Court

Special Measures for Children in Court

Australian Social Work

Special Measures for Children in Court: Law in Action in a Multi-agency Committee

 "This study tracked activities of a multi-agency committee of criminal justice professionals, including social workers, in enacting those provisions. We manually reviewed 99 sets of minutes of meetings of the New South Wales Sexual Assault Review Committee, spanning over two decades. Findings identified numerous gaps between legislation and practice, and the actions of this group, led by prosecutors, to narrow those gaps. Qualitative analyses revealed more focus on legislative issues and research in the early years, when closed-circuit television (CCTV) use commenced."

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Martschuk, N., Powell, M. & Westera, N. (2019) Australian Social Work. Read more here.