PhD, Social Work, University of Houston
Cohort Two Fellow

Academic Mentor
Monit Cheung
Professor, University of Houston

Policy Mentor
Fiona Remko
Program Director, Fort Bend Children's Advocacy Center

Current Institutional Affiliation
Rutgers University School of Social Work: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Juvenile Justice, Mixed Methods


Jacquelynn Duron, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work. She conducts research to improve the well-being of children and adolescents with an emphasis on the intersection of family and justice systems. Her scholarship in child welfare primarily examines issues related to (a) investigation and services and (b) judicial processes representation and her work in juvenile justice examines issues related to (a) delinquency and (b) rehabilitative services. She is especially interested in work that seeks to prevent and respond to child sexual abuse through multi-system approaches. As a clinician, she has over 13 years of experience providing therapeutic services to youth and their families in settings including a health clinic, psychiatric hospital, children’s advocacy center, and juvenile justice facilities.

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. She is currently a member of the Protection Committee for the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect and a governor-appointed member of the New Jersey Child Advocacy Center Multidisciplinary Team Advisory Board.

Dr. Duron received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and her master’s and doctorate in social work from the University of Houston.