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Jacquelynn (Jackie) Duron

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University New Brunswick


JACQUELYNN (JACKIE) DURON is an Assistant Professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work. She conducts research on issues related to children, youth, and families with emphasis on the intersection of family and justice systems. Her research focuses on child welfare, trauma, child well-being, and juvenile justice; she pursues work that seeks to prevent child sexual abuse through multi-system interventions. Currently, she is principal investigator for a study to develop and test a measure that assesses well-being and need for juveniles who commit sexual offenses. She is also a co-investigator for a longitudinal research study evaluating the personal and environmental factors associated with justice involved adolescent males enrolled in a community-based mentoring program. Jackie has over 15 years of clinical experience as a licensed clinical social worker.  She received the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being for her dissertation research, and her post-doctoral research has been funded by the Department of Justice. She has published in the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Children & Youth Services Review, and the Journal of Child and Family Studies. During the SRI, Jackie worked on a grant proposal is titled “Assessing the Community Reintegration Needs of Juveniles Who Sexually Offend.” SRI Mentor: Wesley T. Church II (Louisiana State University; SRI Reviewer: Michael Ostermann (Rutgers University); SRI Peer Mentor: Henrika McCoy (University of Illinois at Chicago).