Ashlee R. Barnes-Lee

Ashlee R. Barnes-Lee
  • Assistant Professor - Tenure


  • 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 


  • Child Welfare In-Service Training Project. Funded by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 2021-2024.
  • Combating the School-To-Prison Pipeline with Restorative Practices. Funded by Spencer Foundation/Urban Learning & Leadership Collaborative. 2020-2022.
  • Parental Racial Socialization as a Mechanism to Reduce Racial Disparities in Delinquency and School-based Discipline. Partially funded by Virginia Commonwealth University. 2018-2019.
  • Dynamic Risk and Differential Impacts of Probation: Examining Age, Race, and Gender as Responsivity Factors. Unfunded project.
  • One-size- (does NOT)-fit-all: Examining Gender and Racial Equity in Assessments of Youth Who Misuse Substances. Unfunded project.


  • Barnes-Lee, A. R. (2020). Development of the Protective Factors for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism: A strengths-based approach to risk assessment. Criminal Justice & Behavior47(11), 1371-1389. 
  • Barnes-Lee, A. R. & Campbell, C. (2020). Protective Factors for Reducing Juvenile Recidivism (PFRJR): An examination of incremental and differential predictive validity. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 47(11), 1390-1408 
  • Campbell, C., Barnes-Lee, A. R., *Papp, J., *D’Amato, C., Anderson V., & *Moses, N. (2020) Understanding the role of neighborhood disadvantage and individual differences on time to recidivism among youth. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 47(9), 1079-1096. 


  • 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