Juvenile Justice & Psychology

Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center

Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center is committed to the
reduction of juvenile crime and delinquency in the State of Texas.
Through the creation of the Center and the College of Juvenile Justice
and Psychology, Prairie View A&M University supports this mission as it
strives to attain additional national recognition in the areas of education,
research and service. Some ongoing research includes:

  • Post-adjudication placement decisions for females
  • Comparison of children of alcoholic parents
  • Life events and their impact on the mental health of young Black men
  • Juvenile offenders and mental health issues
  • Mental health treatment effectiveness for juvenile offenders
  • Dating violence among juvenile offenders
  • Attachment behaviors of children with incarcerated mothers
  • Female offenders and post-traumatic stress disorders
  • Police detention decisions for minors