• Assistant Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Faculty Affiliate , Consortium for Families and Health Research
  • Faculty Affiliate, Social Research Institute

Research Statement

Dr. Jaggers research addresses the intersection of juvenile delinquency, child abuse and neglect, and mental illness. Specifically, he is interested in how mental health services mitigate delinquent behavior in traumatized youth with histories of child maltreatment. His work has examined the role of family dynamics and community wealth in juvenile delinquency. In addition, he has also addressed specific effects associated with child welfare resoureces and treatment on emotional and behavioraal health. 

Research Keywords

  • Predictive Analytics, Data Modeling, Machine Learning, Text Mining
  • Mental Health Services
  • Dual status youth
  • Child or Adolescent Mental Health
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Adolescent, juvenile corrections, at-risk, youth


  • Alysse Loomis (2020). School discipline as a consequence of violent victimization in adolescence: Understanding the mediating roles of head injury and fighting. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Accepted, 09/20/2020.
  • David C. Kondrat (2020). The role of social support and ego network characteristics on quality of life: Implications for persons involved with mental health courts. Advances in Social Work. Accepted, 09/07/2020.
  • Jeremiah W. Jaggers (2020). Behavioral problems and psychological distress among seriously delinquent youth: Assessing a mediational pathway of parental monitoring, peer delinquency, and violence exposure. Youth & Society. Accepted, 05/26/2020.
  • Lisa M. Hooper (2020). Peer and School Attachments: Longitudinal Moderators of the Relation Between Caregiver Psychological Distress and Adolescent Hopelessness. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Accepted, 04/07/2020.
  • Jangmin Kim (2019). The effects of case characteristics on teamwork in family team meetings. Child and Family Social Work. Published, 11/18/2019.
  • Jeremiah W Jaggers (2019). Evaluation of the Parent Representation Program Pilot. Utah Indigent Defense Commission. Accepted, 09/30/2019.
  • Jaggers, J.W & David C. Kondrat (2019). Research at work: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Families in Society. Vol. 100, 312-316. Published, 07/06/2019.
  • Jeremiah Jaggers (2018). Effect of mental health treatment, juvenile justice involvement, & child welfare effectiveness on severity of mental health problems. Child Welfare. Published, 08/01/2018.
  • W.T. Church & D.W. Springer (2018). Mental health services for incarcerated individuals. Oxford University Press. Published, 07/26/2018.
  • W.T. Church & D.W. Springer (2018). Incarcerated immigrants: History, policy, and practice. Oxford University Press. Published, 07/26/2018.