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Graduate school applicants: Here is a brief overview of Current Research Projects.

Adolescent offending has significant costs to youth, their families, and society. Oftentimes, the legal system has struggled to respond in effective ways.

The goal of the Youth Justice and Mental Health lab is to conduct research to help improve the services that are provided to adolescent offenders and their families. Specifically, we aim to:

  • Develop and test tools to guide risk assessment, reoffense reduction, and treatment planning
  • Investigate strengths that help protect adolescents from reoffending and other adverse outcomes (e.g., victimization, self-harm)
  • Examine the process of change in adolescents who are involved in justice system (e.g., dynamic factors, developmental pathways)
  • Identify the mental health needs of adolescents involved in the youth justice system and gaps in services
  • Implement evidence-based practices in assessment, risk management, and treatment