Research Projects

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research administers research and training projects funded by a variety of federal, state and foundation sources. The table below lists current and past research projects, with links to individual project summaries, researcher profiles, and projects listed by nine broad categories.

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Project Title Researcher Category End Date
Austin Juvenile justice improvement David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Interpersonal/Community violence; Juvenile/Criminal justice 2014
Bringing what works to youth in corrections Molly Lopez, Ph.D.
Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health 2016
FEDI replication and evaluation in Maryland Erin Espinosa Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health 2018
Group intervention on juvenile justice clients’ understanding of parental incarceration Tanya Voss
Juvenile/Criminal justice; Parenting 2008
Juvenile drug court evaluation David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Addictions; Juvenile/Criminal justice 2002
Juvenile Offender Substance Abuse Treatment Service (JOSATS) Network David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW
Addictions; Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health 2000
Mental health treatment of female children and adolescent sex offenders Ruth G. McRoy, Ph.D.
Health/Health care; Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health 1997
Southwest Key Community Connections Terrence T. Allen, MSSA, Ph.D.
Juvenile/Criminal justice 2016
Texas Baptist Children’s Home Miguel J. Ferguson, Ph.D. Addictions; Juvenile/Criminal justice 2014
Texas Juvenile Probation Commission In-Home Services Program Darlene Grant, Ph.D. Juvenile/Criminal justice 1999
Texas mental health and juvenile justice initiative Jemel Aguilar, Ph.D.
Forrest Novy, Ph.D.
Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health 2009
The Connections Project: Connecting disconnected youth to programs that support healthy sexual outcome Monica Faulkner, Ph.D., LMSW
Child welfare/Foster care/Adoption; Juvenile/Criminal justice; Sexual health 2016
Treatment alternatives to incarceration Clayton T. Shorkey, Ph.D., LCSW
Addictions; Juvenile/Criminal justice 1994
Youth Pathways Erin Espinosa Juvenile/Criminal justice; Mental health; Organizational functioning 2017
Title Researcher Category End Date
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