University of New Haven
Mario Thomas Gaboury, J.D., Ph.D. is Associate Dean in the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, and Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven, where he also directs the UNH Crime Victim Study Center. He was recently named the Oskar Schindler Humanities Foundation Endowed Professor at UNH for 2007-2009 and will focus these efforts on research and teaching on humanitarianism and addressing the problem of human trafficking. He is formerly Deputy Director, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice and previously served as Legislative Specialist for the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Dr. Gaboury has consulted with numerous local, state and federal agencies, and local and national non-profit organizations over the past 30 years on topic areas including crime victims' rights and services, community policing and problem-solving policing, missing and exploited children, crime prevention and drug demand reduction, child and family services, juvenile justice, teen pregnancy prevention, and strategic planning. He is currently chairing the OVC-TTAC Working Group developing the new National Victim Assistance Academy, was a Senior Faculty Member for the original National Victim Assistance Academy, and also served as the Academic Director of the Connecticut Judicial Branch's State Victim Assistance Academy. He is President of the American Society of Victimology and serves on the Executive Committee of the Joint Center on Violence and Victim Studies. Dr. Gaboury has authored several chapters and articles and has delivered over 90 professional papers and workshops.