Joe Ryan's research and teaching build upon his direct practice experiences with child welfare and juvenile justice populations. Dr. Ryan is the Co-Director of the Child and Adolescent Data Lab an applied research center focused on using data to drive policy and practice decisions in the field. He is currently involved with several studies including a randomized clinical trial of recovery coaches for substance abusing parents in Illinois (AODA Demonstration) , a foster care placement prevention study for young children in Michigan (MI Family Demonstration), a Pay for Success (social impact bonds) study focused on high risk adolescents involved with the Illinois child welfare and juvenile justice system and a study of the educational experiences of youth in foster care (Kellogg Foundation Education and Equity).
He is currently serving on the editorial board of four journals (Child Maltreatment, Social Work Research, Residential Treatment for Children and Youth and Child Welfare).
Ryan is committed to building strong University and public agency partnerships that utilize empirical evidence to advance knowledge and address critical questions in the fields of child welfare and juvenile justice.
Child welfare, juvenile justice, welfare system, public policy, child maltreatment
|(734) 763-6580||(734) email@example.com||2704 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2002||PhD||Social Work||University of Chicago, Chicago, IL|
|1996||MSW||Social Work||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1992||BA||Psychology||University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA|
|Child & Adolescent Data Lab|
|Kellogg Foundation Education and Equity|
Mowbray, O., Victor, B. G., Ryan, J. P., Moore, A. & Perron, B. E. (in press). Parental substance use and foster care re-entry. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions.
Evangelist, M., Ryan, J. P., Victor, B. G., Moore, A., & Perron B. E. (in press). Disparities at Adjudication in the Juvenile Justice System: An Examination of Race, Gender, and Age. Social Work Research.
Jonson-Reid, M., Dunnigan, A., & Ryan, J. P. (in press). Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Systems: Crossover and Integration of Services. In Trejos-Casillo, E. & Trevino-Schafer, N. (Eds.) Handbook of Foster Youth. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY.
Huang, H., Ryan, J. P., Sappleton, A., & Chiu, Y. (in press). Crossover your post arrest: Placement status and recidivism. Children and Youth Services Review.
Mowbray, O., Ryan, J. P., Victor, B. G., Bushman, G., Yochum, C. & Perron, B. E. (2017). Longitudinal trends in substance use and mental health service needs in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 73,, 1-8.
Ryan, J. P., Perron, B. E., Moore, A., Victor, B. G., & Park, K. (2017). Timing matters: A randomized control trial of recovery coaches in foster care. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.
Ryan, J. P., Perron, B. E., Moore, A., & Victor, B. (2016). Foster home placements and the probability of family reunification: does licensing matter? Child Abuse and Neglect, 59, 88-89.
Victor, B. G., Ryan, J. P., Moore, A., Mowbray, O., Evangelist, M. & Perron, B. E. (2016). Foster care licensing and the risk of reentry to out of home care following family reunification. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 112-119.
Ryan, J. P., Victor, B. G., Moore, A., Mowbray, O. & Perron, B. E. (2016). Recovery coaches and the stability of reunification for substance abusing families in child welfare. Children and Youth Services Review, 70, 357-363.
Hong, J. S., Espelage, D., & Ryan, J. P. (2015). Understanding the antecedents of adverse peer relationships among early adolescents in the United States: An ecological systems analysis. Youth and Society.
Huang, H., Ryan, J. P., Sappleton, A., & Chiu, Y. (2015). Crossover youth post arrest: Placement status and recidivism. Children and Youth Services Review.
Williams, A. B., Ryan, J. P., Davis-Kean, P. E., McLoyd, V. C., & Schulenberg, J. E. (2014). The discontinuity of offending in African-American youth in the juvenile justice system. Youth and Society.
Hong, J. S. & Ryan, J. P. (2014). Juvenile Delinquents. In L. Cousins & G. Golson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity.
Perron, B., Vaughn, M., Ryan, J., Salas-Wright, C., Ruffolo, M. & Guerrero, E. (2014). Predictive validity of self-reported head injury among delinquent youth. In M. DeLisis & M. G. Vaughn (Eds.), International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology. New York, NY: Routledge Press.
Hong, J. S., & Ryan, J. P., Hernandez, P. M., & Brown, S. (2014). The termination of parental rights for parents with substance use disorder: For whom and then what? Social Work in Public Health, 29, 503-517.
Ryan, J. & Huang, H. (2014). Substance abuse and child welfare. In Mallon and Hess (Eds.), Child Welfare for The 21st Century: A Handbook of Policies and Programs (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Douglas-Siegel, J. & Ryan, J. P. (2013). The effect of recovery coaches for substance-involved mothers in child welfare: Impact on juvenile delinquency. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45(4), 381-387.
Hong, J. S., Ryan, P. P., Chiu, Y. L., & Sabri, B. (2013). Re-arrest among juvenile justice-involved youth; an examination of the static and dynamic risk factors. Residential Treatment and Youth, Vol30(2), 131-148.
Choi, S., Huang, H., & Ryan, J. (2012). Substance abuse treatment completion in child welfare: Does substance abuse treatment completion matter in the decision of family reunification? Children and Youth Services Review.
Herz, D., Harada, S, Lecklitner, G., Rauso, M. & Ryan, J. P. (2009). Identifying and responding to criminogenic risk and mental health treatment needs of crossover youth. In J. Andrade (Ed.), Violence Risk Assessment and Treatment For Forensic Practitioners. New York: Springer Publishing.
Herz, D. & Ryan, J. (2008). Building Multisystem Approaches in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice. Washington, D.C.: Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.