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Jacquelynn Duron

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Houston

Duron conducts research on issues related to children, youth, and families with emphasis on the intersection of family and justice systems.


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 Recent Publications: 

Published (Refereed)

Miller, J.J., Duron, J.F., Bosk, E.A., Velasquez, M.F., & Abner, K.S. (2016). Peer-learning networks in social work doctoral education: An interdisciplinary model. Journal of Social Work Education

Duron, J.F., & Cheung, M. (2016). Impact of repeated interviews on forensic interviewers: Learning from a forensic training project. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse.

Parrish, D.E., Oxhandler, H.K., Duron, J.F., & Bordnick, P. (2015). Feasibility of virtual reality environments for adolescent social anxiety disorder. Research on Social Work Practice, DOI: 10.1177/1049731514568897

Sampson, M., Duron, J., Torres, M., & Davidson, M. (2014). “A disease you just caught”: African- American mothers’ cultural beliefs about postpartum depression. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2(4), 44-50.

Landis, J., Hanten, G., Levin, H.S., Li, X., Ewing-Cobbs, L., Duron, J., & High, W.M., Jr. (2006). Evaluation of the errorless learning technique in children with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(6), 799-805.

Book Reviews

Duron, J., & Cheung, M. (2011). Some good news about research on social work practice: Book review of Redesigning continuing education in the health professions. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731511424902.

Other Publications

Cheung, M., & Duron, J. (2011). Commentary on "An Examination of the contextual environment of families with sexually abused adolescents," Journal of Family Strengths, 11(1), Article 18. Available at:

Book Contributions

Cheung, M. Duron, J., & Ford, A. (2012). Appendix E: Advocacy efforts in child sexual abuse: Legislation, policy and practice around the world. In Child sexual abuse: Best practices for Interviewing and treatment. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

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