Clinique Chapman

Clinique Chapman is a senior program associate II in Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative. Prior to joining Vera, Clinique was a program manager with the DC Department of Corrections, where she worked to shift correctional culture from the inside-out by way of program implementation and developing a behavioral health department. Clinique’s passion and skills were honed as a forensic social worker with The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she spent a decade as a sentencing advocate and mitigation specialist, specializing in youth who were tried in adult court. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Howard University School of Social Work, where she teaches criminal justice, and an advisory board member for Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop, a Washington, DC-based program positively impacting the lives of youth transferred to the adult justice system. She is also a board member for the DC Justice Lab and serves on the executive board for the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists (a section of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association). She received her BA in sociology and MSW with a concentration in criminal justice from Howard University and is a licensed clinical social worker.