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Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor

Lisa Jones

Lisa M. Jones is a research associate professor of psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC) at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Jones received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1999 from the University of Rhode Island. She has 20 years of experience conducting research on child victimization and evaluating national, state, and community-level prevention and intervention responses to youth victims. Recent research has focused on youth bias and hate crime victimization, youth firearm violence exposure, child sexual abuse and sex trafficking victimization, and child online risks and victimization experiences. Dr. Jones is currently completing a study as Principal Investigator (PI) funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) developing the Youth Bias Victimization Questionnaire (YBVQ), a multi-site study with pilot data collected from over 800 youth.  She was recently awarded a new 3-year grant by NIJ entitled “Hate Crime Investigations and Offender Profiles: A National Survey of U.S. Law Enforcement Agencies,” scheduled to begin January 2019. Dr. Jones has published several papers from research on bullying and technology-based harassment victimization and is currently leading a cluster randomized control trial evaluation of Google’s Internet safety program: Be Internet Awesome. She is serving as a Co-Investigator with Dr. Kimberly Mitchell on a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a Youth Firearm Risk and Safety Tool (Youth-FIRST) and on an NIJ-funded study on resilience measurement for youth. In past work, Dr. Jones helped to direct the Multi-Site Evaluation of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and has conducted research examining national declines in child sexual and physical abuse. Dr. Jones has published over 75 papers on child victimization and regularly presents across the country and internationally on these topics.

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