Lisa M. Jones, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor
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, and was awarded a 2-year NIMH post-doctoral research fellowship at the CCRC. She has 15 years of experience conducting research on child victimization and focuses on evaluating national, state, and community-level prevention and intervention responses to youth victims. Dr. Jones helped to direct the Multi-site Evaluation of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), a national evaluation project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). She has conducted research examining national declines in child sexual and physical abuse and understanding the factors behind these trends. Currently, she serves as principal investigator on an evaluation of Internet child safety materials used by ICAC Task Forces in school and community settings, a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). She is also a co-investigator on the 3rd Youth Internet Safety Survey (YISS3), a national survey of youth exposure to unwanted experiences online. Dr. Jones has published extensively on CACs, child maltreatment trends, children’s experiences with sexual abuse investigations, and Internet crimes against children, including recent papers on Internet victimization trends and online harassment. She serves on the editorial boards of Child Maltreatment and Child Abuse and Neglect, and presents across the country on the topics of child abuse and child victimization.