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John Chapin, Ph.D. | 2022 National Crime Victims' Service Awards

John Chapin witnessed the impact of violent crime firsthand. A child survivor of domestic violence, he was as familiar with hospital emergency rooms, courtrooms, and county jail visiting rooms as he was with his grade-school classrooms. But Chapin saw education as his way out. A first-generation college student, Chapin earned his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. His early work with at-risk youth in urban New Jersey led to life-long research in violence prevention education.

Dr. Chapin has published over 50 articles about violence prevention in prestigious national and international journals. Dr. Chapin shares his expertise and research with local school districts, nonprofits, and church and community parent organizations. He has offered violence prevention and media violence workshops and workshops with journalists in multiple states about how to cover crime without re-victimizing survivors.

Dr. Chapin received the Crime Victims Research Award. Visit the OVC Gallery for more information about her work to support victims of crime.

Date Published: April 29, 2022