Jeremiah Jaggers
  • Faculty Affiliate , Consortium for Families and Health Research
  • Interim BSW Program Director
  • Faculty Affiliate, Social Research Institute
  • Associate Professor, College Of Social Work

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


  • Margo-Wilson, C., Asakura, K., Jaggers, J.W., Negi, N., & Parrish, D. (2022). Writing for Refereed Journals: Strategies to Get Your Paper Published. (panel presented at the 68th Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education, November 9 – 13, 2022, Anaheim, CA). Panel, Presented, 11/11/2022.
  • Jaggers, J.W., Arcineagas, J., & Rehn, K.* (2022). Latent Transition Analysis to Determine Change in Health Services Use. (Presented ePoster at the 26th Annual Society for Social Work Research, January 12-16, 2022, Washington DC). Poster, Presented, 01/13/2022.
  • Jaggers, J.W. (2022). Conducting a Peer Review. Presented to the Doctoral Students at the University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 01/10/2022.


  • Jeremiah W. Jaggers, David C. Kondrat, Kelly E. Canada & Keith Miller (2022). An Ego-centric Model of Criminal Arrest Among Mental Health Court Participant Network. Families in Society. Published, 11/30/2022.
  • Matt Walsh, Jeremiah W. Jaggers, Carol Satre & James Hall (2022). Evaluation of interprofessional practicums for Master of Social Work students. Advances in Social Work. Published, 11/2022.
  • Jeremiah W. Jaggers (2021). Perceived Effectiveness of Parent Representation Social Workers by Legal Professionals Involved with Indigent Defendants. Advances in Social Work. Published, 06/01/2021.
  • Jeremiah Jaggers (2021). What about the parental response? The effect of delinquency and anger on parental monitoring. Family Journal. Published, 06/01/2021.
  • Jeremiah W. Jaggers (2021). Behavioral problems and psychological distress among seriously delinquent youth: Assessing a mediational pathway of parental monitoring, peer delinquency, and violence exposure. Youth & Society. Published, 03/01/2021.
  • 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.