Positively impacting the life course of delinquent youth through research and evaluation.
The Juvenile Justice Research & Policy Institute examines the unique challenges of youthful crime. Through rigorous research and evaluation, the Institute’s goal is to understand the adverse life events and risk factors associated with juvenile delinquency. Through this understanding, the Institute aims to ensure that juveniles receive effective care from the juvenile justice system to prevent future delinquent and criminal behavior. The Institute has a strong partnership with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Through this partnership, the Institute has positively impacted the lives of many delinquent youths.
- Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
- Oregon Youth Authority
- A Two-State Examination of Varied Measurement Strategies for Juvenile Reoffending
- Friendship Networks and Substance Use in Adolescence 2018
- An Evaluation of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Risk Assessment Instruments 2017 – 2018
- School Safety and Student Performance Partnership 2015-2018
- FSU and Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Research Partnership Project 2014-2017
- Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) Validation 2017
- Assessing the Department of Juvenile Justice’s (DJJ) Sourcebook of Delinquency Interventions 2017
- Disproportionate Minority Contact: A Statewide Assessment Study 2016 – 2017
- Residential Positive Achievement Change Tool (R-PACT) Validation 2012 – 2013
- Palm Beach County Youth Violence Reduction Project: Phase II 2007 – 2009
- Palm Beach County Youth Violence Prevention Program: Phase I 2005 – 2006
CO-DIRECTOR | Carter Hay, Ph.D.
CO-DIRECTOR | Sonja E. Siennick, Ph.D.