Stephanie Robinson Craven began her career in public child welfare services in 1970 as a caseworker. During the past three decades, she has made many valuable contributions to the prevention, detection, and treatment of child abuse and neglect in her own community and across Tennessee.
She supervised in Child Protective Services and Foster Care for seven years before assuming the position of Child Protective Services Program Specialist at the state level in 1984. She was instrumental in developing the State's first comprehensive policies on child sexual abuse investigation, and she served on the first statewide Child Sexual Abuse Task Force, which led to model legislation. She has presented at State and National conferences on a variety of topics and has provided training on the development of multidisciplinary investigative protocols for law enforcement representatives, prosecutors, and child protective services workers.
Ms. Craven currently serves as a Regional Team Coordinator for the child welfare programs in three counties in the Upper Cumberland Region. She continues to work on the cutting edge of emerging issues that have an impact on child safety by serving on a number of boards, task forces and committees, including a statewide Methamphetamine Task Force, Children's Justice Task Force, and the Board of Directors of the Children's Advocacy Center of the 31st Judicial District.
Stephanie Robinson Craven exemplifies the positive influence that an individual can have on the lives of children and families through work in public service.