The focus of my research is twofold: examining the causes and effects of incarceration for men and their families, and examining racial disparities in the administration of justice.
Sara Goodkind's research focuses on programs and services for young people, particular those in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. She is interested in how understandings of gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality, and age shape service design and delivery and how that, in turn, affects young people’s, parents’, and staff members’ mental health and well-being. Much of her work has focused on girls in the juvenile justice system, and she is involved with efforts to improve the system and prevent and develop alternatives to girls' involvement with it.
Tina Maschi, PhD, LCSW, ACSW is an assistant professor at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She conducts research on trauma exposure and its impact among youthful offenders on probation and in prison settings. Dr. Maschi is the editor of the text Forensic Social Work: Psychosocial and Legal Issues in Diverse Practice Settings. She teaches social work research, clinical practice, and social work and the law concentrations at the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service Lincoln Center Campus.
My research primarily focuses on the intersection of juvenile delinquency and mental health particularly for African American males. I am currently funded by a two year $75,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections program to explore the negative trajectories of juvenile delinquency and to promote the mental health of juvenile offenders.