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Crime & Justice Unit of the Social Science Research Center , Mississippi State University
juvenile detention standards; program evaluation; juvenile and criminal justice database management, analysis and visualization; assessment of behavioral health needs of offender populations; development and evaluation of interventions to reduce recidivism and address criminogenic needs of offenders

Faculty Members
Angela Robertson,juvenile justice, conditions of confinement, DMC, behavioral interventions, implementation science
David May, juvenile delinquency,school violence, crime and public policy
Stacy Haynes,victimization, sentencing, juvenile justice,criminal justice policy
Sheena Gardner, juvenile justice, juvenile detention alternatives

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Angela Robertson, Research Professor and Associate Director of SSRC
1 Research Blvd., Suite 103
Starkville, MS 39759
P.O. Box 5287
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-325-7797
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    local juvenile justice agencies, such as County Youth Courts, state Departments of Public Safety, juvenile and adult correctional facilities, and OJJDP

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    none at present

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Office of Justice Programs
    National Institute of Corrections
    Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice

  • Current Projects:
    1. a NIDA funded implementation science cooperative agreement to increase the use of evidence-based screening, assessment, and treatment practices for adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system
    2. a study of educational, juvenile justice, and maltreatment factors associated with adult crime in Hinds county, MS
    3. a cooperative agreement to provide content and multimedia for the National Institute of Corrections Thinking about Corrections publication

  • Indirect Cost Rates:

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