Nicholas Reppucci

Reppucci, Nicholas D

Primary Appointment


Contact Information

PO Box 400400
Gilmer, 301
Telephone: 924-0662

Research Disciplines


Research Interests

Children, families and the law

Research Description

Research on children, families and the law, including adolescent decision making in legal contexts, especially adolescent competence to consent to sexual activity; adolescent development and juvenile justice; risk and protective factors in youth violence and their implication for preventive interventions in the community, especially justice and educational settings; police interrogation of children and youth; female youthful offenders, teen violence in dating relationships; and other issues related to the legal system and public policy. Also community psychology and prevention science as they impact children and families. Finally, Reppucci is affiliated with the Program on Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology in the Curry School of Education at UVA.

Summary of findings from research on teen dating violence among low-income/service receiving adolescents:

Project DATE Brochure:

UNLEASH (Undergraduate Research)

Project DATE is a research project examining the quality of romantic relationships among adolescents in our community. Specifically, this project is intended to provide local information about (a) the frequency of teen dating violence and victimization among at-risk adolescents in our community, (b) the risk factors related to experiencing relationship violence, and (c) the protective factors which predict positive relationship outcomes. This study has concluded data collection, therefore RA duties will primarily include: coding data, assisting with basic data cleaning, reviewing and summarizing articles relevant to the study, and tracking adolescents enrolled in the study for future possible data collection. Contact: Alison Nagel

Selected Publications