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Jeremy Jewell (Psychology)

2008

“Influence of Family Environment in Treatment Foster Care”

Jeremy Jewel

Description:

Dr. Jeremy Jewell was named as one of the 2008 Urban Research Scholar for his work founding the Redeploy Illinois Mentoring Program. This mentoring program was developed as part of a larger project in the state of Illinois entitled the Redeploy Illinois Initiative. Redeploy Illinois seeks to divert youth back into their community and home with appropriate services when they otherwise would have been incarcerated. St. Clair County has been a recipient of the Redeploy Illinois grant for several years and has established improved outcomes for participating youth. However, mentoring services did not exist for these youth until Dr. Jewell established the Redeploy Illinois Mentoring Program in St. Clair County that is a collaborative program between Dr. Jewell and SIUE, Children’s Home and Aid, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Urban Research Scholar award has allowed Dr. Jewell the opportunity to study the effects of this program and participants’ attitudes and behaviors related to criminality as well as other variables related to their academic functioning.

Grant submitted: DHSS – $213,000 – “Influence of Family Environment in Treatment Foster Care”

Contact Dr. Jewel: jejewel@siue.edu

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