Shania Kapoor

Shania Kapoor is a subject matter expert in issues impacting at-risk and underserved children, youth, and families. She has consulted at a local, state, and national level and provided direct practice, community organizing, training and technical assistance and informed policy and programming. As a fellow with the Department of Justice she consulted on signature initiatives addressing children’s exposure to violence and victimization including the Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Initiative and the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

She has led interagency workgroups within the federal government and promoted evidence based programming, messaging, and grant making to address issues impacting children and youth exposed to violence and victimization. Prior to her tenure with the Department of Justice, Shania worked with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services where she promoted multi-disciplinary action for child abuse and neglect cases in one of the U.S.’s largest child welfare agencies. Over the last 10 years she has trained various professionals and advocates within the child welfare, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and human service systems.

Shania grew up in and currently lives in Fairfax County, Virginia where she graduated from Centreville High School. She achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychology from George Mason University and has a dual master’s degree in Education and Mental Health Counseling from the University of Virginia. She started her professional career in 2002 at the Fairfax County Community Services Board as a domestic violence advocate and counselor for survivors and children fleeing domestic violence.

Currently she works with several nonprofit, corporate, and government partners in the DC Metro Area promoting prevention and intervention programs for underserved and at-risk children, youth, and families. She now serves as Chair of the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Impact Council and is a member of the incoming Board of 2016.