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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Ann Burgess receives funding from the Department of Justice

Connell School Professor Ann Burgess is co-primary investigator on a collaborative grant project with the Justice Resource Institute and Villanova University, with the goal of reducing online sexual victimization of children and adolescents. 

Connell School Professor Ann Burgess is co-primary investigator on a collaborative grant project with the Justice Resource Institute and Villanova University, with the goal of reducing online sexual victimization of children and adolescents.  This two-year project will build on pilot work supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The purpose of this proposed project is to advance the much-needed empirical research required to combat online sexual victimization of children and adolescents and improve Internet safety strategies.

At the conclusion of their work, a monograph will be distributed to professionals such as investigators, prosecutors, parole and probation officers, educators, mental health practitioners, and childcare workers, all working toward the same goal: to reduce online sexual victimization of children and adolescents.