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Sarah Anne Font, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminology


My research focuses on various issues related to child maltreatment and the child welfare system, including the measurement of child maltreatment, the causes and effects of involvement with the child protection and foster care systems, case-level decision-making, and system effectiveness.

Research Interests

Child Abuse and Maltreatment; Foster Care; Family Policy


  • Ph.D., Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014
  • Master of Social Work, Western Michigan University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Western Michigan University, 2007