Ashlee R. Barnes-Lee

Ashlee R. Barnes-Lee
  • Dean’s Research Associate


  • PhD, Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • M.A., Ecological-Community Psychology, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Michigan State University


  • Juvenile justice reform 
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in school-based discipline 
  • Strengths-based risk assessment and treatment 
  • Community-driven research methods
  • Scale Development 


Barnes-Lee, A. R. (2020) Development of the Protective Factors for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism: A strengths-based approach to risk assessment. Criminal Justice & Behavior. 

Onifade, E., Barnes, A.R., Campbell, C, Mandalari, A. (2019). Risk assessment as a mechanism for reducing differential treatment of minorities by a juvenile justice system. Journal of Ethnicity & Criminal Justice17(3), 203-227. 

Campbell, C., Papp, J. Barnes, A. R., Onifade, E., & Anderson, V. (2018). Risk assessment and juvenile justice: An interaction between risk, race, and gender. Criminology & Public Policy, 17(3), 525-545. 



  • Affiliate Faculty, Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
  • Fellow, State of Michigan King-Chavez-Park Initiative 
  • Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship