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Young Offenders and Marginalisation: Characteristics and Issues

74 Leichhardt Street, Griffith ACT
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 02 February 2012

Dr. Jioji Ravulo

Presentation overview

Marginalised young people who find themselves on the wrong side of the law are not necessarily understood for their social and welfare needs. These respective characteristics are often put aside, with ongoing issues perpetuated as a result of their involvement with Police, the Children’s Court and Juvenile Justice. Therefore, it is imperative that practitioners, policy makers, academics and researchers develop an ongoing emphasis on mapping both an awareness of such need, whilst also developing possible solutions and outcomes.

Dr. Jioji Ravulo

Research undertaken, both quantitative and qualitative on the involvement of young offenders in the legal system will be reviewed, whilst exploring the notion of the effects this may have on pro social engagement and overall participation in the community The presentation will also profile the impact of this research on community based initiatives and opportunities that have occurred as a result of a greater awareness of marginalised ethnic young people and their families.

Dr. Jioji Ravulo has recently joined UWS after 12 years of professional youth and social work practice. Working predominately with marginalised communities across South West Sydney, Jioji has been involved in projects funded to work with NSW Department of Juvenile Justice and NSW Police. He has an enthusiasm for developing and implementing community based service models that effectively engage and provide support for young people and their families, whilst promoting pro social behaviour through intensive case management and counselling support.

In 2009, he completed his professional Doctorate in Cultural Research, examining the development of anti-social behaviour in Pacific youth. Jioji has also recently become involved in providing cultural awareness training for the National Rugby League (NRL), developing capacity and awareness on diversity for both players and staff across the organisation.

Jioji is also from a performing arts background. His acting work includes guest roles in Pizza (SBS), and as a cast member of Swift and Shift Couriers (SBS).

Qualifications B. Social Work, M. Education, Doc. Cultural Research

RSVP by 1 February 2012 to events@aic.gov.au