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Begun Center researchers co-author article published in Victims and Offenders

Several researchers at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal Victims and Offenders.

Their article, published in October, is titled “Poly-Victimization across Time in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth Receiving Behavioral Health Treatment.”

The authors are:

  • Fred Butcher, research assistant professor at the Mandel School;
  • Krystel Tossone, senior research associate at the Begun Center;
  • Maureen Kishna, multisystemic therapy program expert and developer at the Center for Innovative Practices with the Begun Center;
  • Jeff Kretschmar, research associate professor at the Mandel School and managing director at the Begun Center; and
  • Dan Flannery, the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Professor and director of the Begun Center.

Across jurisdictions, diversion and community-based treatment is used for juveniles involved in the justice system to avoid incarceration. Their findings indicated that youth in these types of treatment programs continue to be exposed to violence, and that is an area that should be addressed.

Read the paper.