Jeesoo Jeon

Jeesoo Jeon Received her BA in theology, English Language, and Literature as well as her MSW from Yonsei University in South Korea. Having a consistent interest in child abuse and domestic violence, her master's thesis investigated the moderating role of social support in the pathway from child abuse experience to violence toward parents. After graduating, she worked as a researcher in KIHASA (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs) for two years, where she mainly focused on building e-child happiness support system which finds maltreated children with administrative big-data. There, she wanted to find more about the epidemic of poverty and child maltreatment as well as domestic violence. And as taking cumulative disadvantage framework, she is interested in adolescents who had experienced abuse in the past, who are at risk of criminal activity, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, revictimization, sex-trafficking. She is also interested in feminism and social justice and wants to see how gender, economic inequalities disproportionately affects vulnerable youth. She wants to find effective policies for families and children who experience multiple problems like poverty and child abuse/domestic violence in current child welfare systems.

Recent Publications

Meghan Salas Atwell, Alena, Sorensen, Jeesoo Jeon. (June 2021). Youth Opportunities Unlimited – Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): An exploration of SYEP applicant systems engagement. Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. for Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services Department