Joseph P Ryan

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Children who experience maltreatment are at increased risk of engaging in delinquent behavior. Although little is known about the mechanisms responsible for this increased risk, the use of substitute care placement and placement instability are often identified as correlates. It is not clear from prior studies, however, whether delinquency precedes or(More)
As a growing number of counties and local superior courts examine the issue of youth involved in both the juvenile delinquency and dependency systems, they find that little data are available to inform decision making. with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services to examine the(More)
Group homes fall into the broad category of residential care, a category that also includes halfway homes, campus based homes, emergency shelters, self-contained settings, and staff secured setting. In general, residential care services represent an option of last resort. In the current study we use administrative records from a large urban county and(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Formal kinship care represents the placement of a maltreated or otherwise vulnerable youth in the care and protection of a known relative or adult with a recognized kin bond. The practice of identifying and utilizing kin placements in child welfare has significantly increased over the last two decades. In part, the increased use of(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the correlates of termination of parental rights (TPR) for parents with substance use disorder (SUD) and to determine what happens with regard to permanency once a TPR decision is made. Bivariate techniques and hierarchical nonlinear modeling are used. Parents of older youth, boys, and Hispanics were less likely,(More)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the static and dynamic risk factors for re-arrest among detained youth by examining gender, race/ethnicity, age, special education and mental health variables (i.e., an-ger/irritability, depression/anxiety, somatic complaints, suicide ideation, thought disturbances, and traumatic experiences). The demographic(More)
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