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Group therapy can become a very vital part of the social worker’s intervention with pre-delinquents and delinquents. If we look at group therapy with the delinquent population in terms of its objectives, it becomes apparent that group therapy can serve a number of important functions. One of the most important functions is the resocialization of the delinquent adolescent through contact with his peers (as well as an authority figure) in a real social situation. The fact that the group — with its membership composed of fellow delinquents — may have a greater situational resemblance to the real-life situation of the adolescent than an encounter with an individual therapist should enhance the likelihood of the generalization of results from the group situation to the outside world. The critical insights of members of the group can help each other gain an insight into their own difficulties, as well as the difficulties of other group members. Through the process of structuring roles amongst its members, the therapy group can achieve the objective of revealing distortions in role p…