YOUTH JUSTICE LAB

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE COUNTY

The Youth Justice Lab is an interdisciplinary research group led by Dr. Erika Fountain and based at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Our research focuses on the intersection of adolescent development and the legal system. As such, we investigate issues related to how adolescents navigate the justice system, make important legal decisions, work with attorneys, as well as the impact of family engagement in these contexts. We conduct applied research to inform developmentally appropriate policy and practices.