PhD, Social Work, University of Houston
Cohort Two Fellow


Dr. Jackie Duron is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work. Dr. 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.