Exploring the Effects of Maltreatment and Child Welfare System Experiences on Juvenile Justice Involvement

This dissertation examines the effect of maltreatment and child welfare experiences on juvenile justice involvement. Using a broad sample of youth who have been involved with probation and the advanced causal inference method of Targeted Maximum Likelihood Estimation (TMLE) and control for key confounders, the author examines whether maltreatment and child welfare system involvement impact the risk of recidivism for justice-involved youth. The author also examines the impact of self-reported maltreatment separately from child welfare involvement indicators and conducts moderation analyses examining the combined impact of maltreatment and child welfare.


NCJ Number 308276

Author(s) Jaclyn Edna Chambers

Date Published 2021

Length 49 pages

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