Victim Services Specialist
Meet our Victim Services Specialist
Amanda Chapman, MSSW, LCSW has more than 17 years of extensive training and experience helping victims, children, and families.
Amanda began her career working in a domestic violence shelter as a victim’s advocate. It is there she began her journey of understanding the complexities of victimization and the criminal justice system. She empowered victims through supportive listening, education, crisis intervention, and referrals.
Amanda advanced her knowledge and skills while working in a child advocacy center as a family advocate, forensic interviewer, and therapist. At the child advocacy center, she was provided with the opportunity to train with some of the nation’s most prestigious agencies such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Criminal Justice Training Center, and the National Child Advocacy Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University where she majored in sociology with emphasis in criminology and minored in Social Work. In 2012, she earned her Master of Science in Social Work through University of Louisville. She is licensed in Kentucky and Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Amanda has a passion for helping victims who have experienced trauma. She has experience using a broad range of therapeutic techniques and is trained in multiple therapeutic modalities form Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational interviewing, person centered therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Amanda believes in using a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach to promote healing. Amanda strives to help victims overcome barriers that prevent them from living life to the fullest.
Outside of the work, Amanda loves spending time with her family and friends, gardening, crafting, riding her bike, and trying out local eateries.