Bunce Hall

Michelle Evans-Chase

3/4 time faculty


Michelle received her Master’s degree in Social Psychology from San Francisco State University and her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research activities seek to advance the use of developmentally appropriate approaches to treating trauma in youth incarcerated in the juvenile justice system and young soldiers/Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Her ultimate goal is to further an approach to treatment that looks beyond the institutional roles of these youth and instead focuses on their identities as adolescents and young adults in the midst of an important developmental period.

Contact Information
Email: evans-chase@rowan.edu

Office: 116I
Office Hours: MW 12:15-1:15, 2:15-3:15


1.Evans-Chase, M. (2014). Addressing trauma and psychosocial development in juvenile justice involved youth: A synthesis of developmental neuroscience, juvenile justice, and trauma literature. Laws, 3(4), 744-758

2.Greeson, J., Thompson, A., Evans-Chase, M., & Ali, S. (2014). Child welfare professionals' attitudes and beliefs about child-welfare based natural mentoring for older youth in foster care. Journal of Social Service Research. Available on-line first at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01488376.2014.953287#.VCKzvud3QXw

3.Evans-Chase, M. & Zhou, H. (2014). A systematic review of the juvenile justice intervention literature: What it can (and cannot) tell us about what works with delinquent youth. Crime & Delinquency, 60, 453-472.

4.Evans-Chase, M. (2014). The Neuroscience of Risk-Taking in Adolescence. In H. Matto, J. Strolin-Goltzman, & M. Ballan (Eds.), Social work and neuroscience: Implications for policy, practice, and research (pp 313-333). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

5.Evans-Chase, M. (2013) Internet-based Mindfulness Meditation and self-regulation: A randomized trial with Juvenile Justice involved youth. OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, 3, 63-79.

6.Montgomery, A., Cutuli, J., Evans-Chase, M., Treglia, D., & Culhane, D. (2013). The Relationship Among Adverse Childhood Experiences, History of Active Military Service, and Adult Outcomes: Homelessness, Mental Health, and Physical Health. American Journal of Public Health, 103 (S2), S262-S268

7.Evans-Chase, M., Kim, M., & Zhou, H. (2013). Risk-taking and self-regulation: A systematic review of the analysis of delinquency outcomes in the juvenile justice intervention literature 1996-2009. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40 (6), 608 - 628.