Lisa M. Jones currently serves as a Research Associate Professor of Psychology at the Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire. She has fifteen years of experience conducting research and evaluation on national, state, and community-level prevention and intervention responses to child victimization.
Lisa also serves as Principal Investigator on an evaluation of internet child safety materials used by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces in school and community settings. She is a co-investigator on the Third Youth Internet Safety Survey, a national survey examining youth exposure to unwanted online experiences. Lisa helped to direct the multi-site evaluation of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), a national evaluation project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She has also conducted research on the national declines in child sexual and physical abuse and the factors behind these trends. From 2012 – 2015, she served as a Stoneleigh Fellow working on evidence‐based approaches to bullying prevention in the School District of Philadelphia. Lisa has published extensively on CACs, child maltreatment, children’s experiences with sexual abuse investigations, and internet crimes against children, including recent papers on internet victimization and online harassment. She serves on the editorial boards of Child Maltreatment and Child Abuse and Neglect.
Lisa holds a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island.