Ashleigh S. Chapman, JD dedicated her life to ending exploitation and protecting vulnerable populations as a child, when her family first began caring for children in need. She has worked solely on these issues for the past 18+ years professionally and travels extensively to strengthen the movement. Her passion and focus areas are in helping to reform systems of care, strengthening community collaborations, increasing multi-sector engagement, and building the solutions needed to increase the impact of all justice advocates in the field.
Prior to founding the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice® (https://engagetogether.com/), Ashleigh served as the co-founder and Director of the Center for Global Justice at Regent University School of Law in Virginia https://www.regent.edu/acad/schlaw/globaljustice/; the Director of a non-profit serving thousands of at-risk youth in Tennessee; a Children’s Pastor; and a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care.
Ashleigh is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, receiving the school’s Most Outstanding Graduate award, and Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. from Tennessee Technological University.
In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, Ashleigh is a client of the Wyoming Business Technology Center http://www.uwyo.edu/wtbc/ in Laramie. She is working with the WBTC team to incubate a benefit corporation in Wyoming that will accelerate the entire anti-trafficking movement through innovative solutions in technology, business, and finance.
“It’s highly lucrative I can sell a drug or a weapon only once and then I’ve got to go find another guy, get another weapon to sell, but I can sell a child 20 times a night and the average lifespan being 7 years, traffickers are going to make hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars on one individual.” – Ashleigh Chapman