Chandra Dawson, LISW (Formerly Robinson)

Chandra Robinson is a licensed independent social worker with over 15 years of social work practice.   Throughout her professional career, she has served various marginalized populations.  A large portion of her career has been spent designing, managing and implementing programs designed to meet the complex needs of the under served.  She has years of organizational experience providing case management, supervision, group facilitation, training, consultation, and project management to organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, perpetrators, and vulnerable populations within the District of Columbia.  Moreover, Ms. Robinson’s background includes federal contract management and coordination as well as the design and implementation of training and technical assistance to support the complex needs of local and state social service providers. Her ability to establish and maintain vital relationships with organizations across systems has contributed to the development of formal partnerships vital to survivor safety.  As a social worker and advocate, Ms. Robinson is deeply committed to the development of anti-violence prevention and intervention efforts designed to address the intersecting issues of racial, gender and economic oppression.  Prior to joining DCRCC, Ms. Robinson served as the Director of Programs for My Sister’s Place (MSP), where she provided programmatic design and administrative oversight for all domestic violence programs including emergency and transitional housing, outreach and training and batterer intervention.  She has previously served on various community panels and local government work-groups tasked to increase DV/SA awareness, service capacity and accessibility.  Ms. Robinson holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland.