Dr Timothy Warton

BHealthSc(Rehab Cousel), MSW, GradCertAdPracSexOffMan, PhD(Social Work)
Honorary Research Fellow
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The University of Sydney

Tim Warton is a senior manager, practice and implementation, with Youth Justice NSW. He is also a casual lecturer in social work with Sydney School of Education and Social Work (SSESW).

Tim's appointment as an Honorary Research Fellow with SSESW is linked to his ongoing research  into the causes and possible rehabilitation of young offenders. He has had a long association with the youth justice system in NSW and Australia, and is an experienced counsellor and social worker with a demonstrated history of working with young people who have sexually offended or who have problematic sexualised or violent behavioural problems.

  • Councillor and Professional Supervisor, Dragonfly Counselling and Consultancy
  • Senior Project Officer (Practice), NSW Department of Communities and Justice (Feb 2020)
  • Casual academic/sessional tutor, Sydney School of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney
  • Casual academic/sessional tutor, School of Criminology, Western Sydney University (2020)
  • Senior Practice Officer, NSW Department of Justice (2015–2019)

Book chapters
  • Warton, T., In press, "Adolescent criminal identity: Its development, importance and what might be done about." In Martin, G. and Pearce, E.. eds., Research Handbook on Youth Criminology, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Warton, T., 2019. "Effective approaches to working with sex offenders." In Ugwudike, P., Graham, H., McNeill, F., Raynor, P., Taxman, FS and Trotter, C. eds. The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice (pp. 432-443). Routledge. London. UK.

Rak., L, Warton, T., In Press, "His, hers, and theirs: comparative narratives from young people who use violence." Children and Youth Services Review.

Warton, T., Austen, Y., Bustamante, K., 2022. "Safe Space: A Treatment Program for Adolescent Users of Domestic and Family Violence, YJ Practice and Implementation," Youth Justice NSW.