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Journal of Family Strengths

The Journal of Family Strengths (JFS), formerly Family Preservation Journal, is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal produced by the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute in partnership with the Center for Public Service and Community Research at the College of Public Service, University of Houston-Downtown and the Texas Medical Center Library.


Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the exploitation of a person (for labor or commercial sex) through the use of force, fraud or coercion.


Prison Rape

For over a decade, Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Fowler, both Associate Professors of Criminal Justice in the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work, have focused their research on the problem of prison rape.