The Children and Family Research Center

The Children and Family Research Center, located in Urbana, Illinois, is an independent research organization created jointly in 1996 at the School of Social Work by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The goal of the Center is to identify research needs and support research that is policy and practice relevant and encourage and facilitate public child welfare research activities through collaborative relationships.

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Jan 2015
CFRC Seeks Senior Research Specialist
The Children and Family Research Center is seeking candidates for a Senior Research Specialist position. The Research Specialist conducts the majority of the research, evaluation and analysis for the Center, including writing publications and…


Jan 2015
CFRC Seeks Research Specialist
The Children and Family Research Center is seeking candidates for a Research Specialist position. The Research Specialist conducts the majority of the research, evaluation and analysis for the Center, including writing publications and presenting…


Jan 2015 / Presentation 
The Developmental Trajectories of Delinquency Among Adolescent Females
Most trajectory research related to crime focuses on males and studies the offending behaviors from childhood to adulthood. Only very few studies focus on developmental trajectories of female delinquency during adolescence. Given that increasing…


Nov 2014 / Presentation 
Prosecutor Assessment of the Value of Physical and Forensic Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases
The use of forensic evidence in sexual assault cases is prominent in TV crime dramas, but no studies have examined how prosecutors actually use forensic evidence in these cases and what impact it has in trials. This presentation provides preliminary …