Clinique Chapman


Clinique Chapman is the associate director of policy and advocacy with Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative, working to create organizational culture change within U.S. prisons. In partnership with correctional leadership and centering the incarcerated people most impacted by the system, she focuses on transformation of practice and policy.

Before joining Vera in 2020, Clinique was a program manager with the Washington, DC Department of Corrections. Clinique honed her skills as a forensic social worker as a sentencing advocate and mitigation specialist with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

Clinique is an adjunct professor at the Howard University School of Social Work, a board member of the DC Justice Lab, and an advisory board member of the Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop.

Clinique is a double alumnus of Howard University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in administration of justice and an MSW from the Howard University School of Social Work.