In order to improve diverted juveniles' social functioning social worker works with three main directions, namely:
Prevention - the delivery of social services in order to avoid further complications;
Rehabilitation - to help delinquent juveniles who have low social functioning;
Remediation – to work directly to reduce or completely eliminate the problem;

First of all social worker studies strengths and weaknesses of the diverted juvenile and creates his/her general portrait. For this purpose, juvenile's bio-psycho-social assessment is drawn, which involves a minor study in different directions. Biological, psychological and social factors determine human development and are in constant relation with each other.
Biological factors' influence on human development is too important. This includes: appearance, gender, genetic diseases, and others.
Psychological factors consider human inner world, his conscious and subconscious, intellect, temperament, self-perception, etc.
Social factors are: family and marital relations, peers, social environment (community, neighborhood), economic status and religion.

Bio-psycho-social portrait helps to study all the possible sides of diverted juvenile's personality. Considering the portrait, social workers try to correct juvenile's delinquent behavior in order to help them develop as better citizens of their society.

STATISTICS Diverted 5194   /   Repeated Crime 9