Jacquelynn Duron is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Duron conducts research on issues related to children, youth, and families with emphasis on the intersection of family and justice systems. Broadly speaking, her research focuses on child welfare, trauma, child well-being, and juvenile justice. Specifically, she pursues work that seeks to prevent child sexual abuse through multi-system interventions. Her research interest stems from her practice and research experience working with youth and families in multiple settings from a teen health clinic to a juvenile justice facility. She has over 10 years of experience as a social worker, with over seven years of experience as a clinical social worker.

Her past study examined the factors related to a decision to prosecute child sexual abuse cases. Her current study examines recidivism among justice-involved adolescent males participating in a community-based mentoring program. Her research has been supported by the Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-being and the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Selected Publications

Greenfield, B.*, Williams-Butler, A., Fay, K. P.*, Duron, J. F., Bosk, E. A., Stepleton, K., & MacKenzie, M. J. (Accepted, 2019). Maternal adverse childhood experiences, current cumulative risk, and behavioral dysregulation about child welfare involved children. Developmental Child Welfare.

Miller, J. J., Donohue-Dioh, J., Duron, J. F., & Geiger, J. M. (2019). Examining legal representation for foster youth: Perspectives of foster parents. Children and Youth Services Review, 104, 104380. doi:

Stepleton, K., Bosk, E. A., Duron, J. F., Green, B., Ocasio K., & MacKenzie, M. (2018). Exploring associations between maternal adverse childhood experiences and child behavior. Children and Youth Services Review, 95, 80-87.

Miller, J., Duron, J. F., Donohue-Dioh, J., & Geiger, J. (2018). Conceptualizing effective legal representation for foster youth: An exploratory study. Children & Youth Services Review, 91, 271-278.

Duron, J. F. & Remko, F. S. (2018, online). Considerations for pursuing multiple or subsequent session forensic interviews when a single session is not enough. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Duron, J. F. (2018, online). Searching for truth: The forensic interviewer’s use of an assessment approach while conducting child sexual abuse interviews. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

Parrish, D.E., von Sternberg, K., Benjamins, L., Duron, J. F., & Velasquez, M.M. (2018, online). CHOICES-TEEN: Reducing Substance-Exposed Pregnancy and HIV among Juvenile Justice Females. Research on Social Work Practice

Duron, J. F., & Giardina, T. D. (2018). Teaching philosophies and practices in social work education: do the core competencies influence our consciousness? Social Work Education, 37(5), 603-616.

Duron, J. F. (2018). Legal decision–making in child sexual abuse investigations: A mixed–methods study of factors that influence prosecution. Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, 302-314.