Assistant Director, Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
Stephanie Frogge, MTS, is the assistant director of the Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. Among other projects she coordinates Defense-Initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO) efforts throughout the state.
Ms. Frogge has over thirty years’ experience in the area of trauma response, victim services administration, victim assistance and activism, writing and speaking extensively on victim assistance and trauma issues. She is the former National Director of Victim Services at Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s National office overseeing MADD’s internationally recognized victim services programs. She also served two years as the Director of Peer Support Services for TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a Washington, DC based national organization serving those whose loved ones have died while serving in the military.
She has presented hundreds of workshops, lectures and keynote presentations around the United States, most recently at the national gathering for Bereaved Parents of the USA. Ms. Frogge has been involved for a number of years with State and National Victim Assistance Academies funded by the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Ms. Frogge serves on the board of the American Society of Victimology and on the board of the Texas Victim Services Association. She is a trained mediator.
She is an adjunct instructor in the School of Social Work at UT-Austin and at Sam Houston State University in the College of Criminal Justice, where she has taught courses on social work in communities, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, victimology, victim services delivery, domestic violence and criminology. While at Sam Houston she participated in the development of the University’s degree program in Victim Studies – the only one of its kind in the United States. She also assisted with the development of the National Institute for Victim Studies, the first-ever collaboration between a national victims’ rights organization (MADD) and an academic institution, to study and promote victim-related issues and scholarship.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Current projects include restorative justice issues in criminal cases, particularly Defense-Initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO), the nexus between after-death communication and survivor coping following the death of a loved one, and bridging the research-to-practice gap in the field of victim services. She is also working on a manual entitled Careers in Crime Victim Services.
- M.T.S., Brite Divinity School
- B.S., Texas Christian University
Social Work BuildingRoom:3.212D
Mailing AddressThe University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358