Catherine Chadeayne

 Instructor and Internship Coordinator   





(904) 620-1654





Building 51, Room 2309



In  September of 2012 Cathy was contracted  by the Collins and Story, Law Firm to provide mitigation resources for the Middle District Federal Court. She also resumed teaching at the University of North Florida.  In June of 2008 Cathy was appointed by Sheriff John Rutherford as the Re-Entry Coordinator for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Originally a native of the State of Ohio, Cathy has lived in Jacksonville for 30 years. 

For three years prior to joining the Sheriff's Office , Cathy was full time faculty at her alma mater the University of North Florida in the Department of Criminology and  Criminal Justice. In addition to teaching she oversaw the very successful internship program for students majoring in the criminal justice field. While there she was awarded the Disability Friendly Faculty Award (2006)

Before becoming a part of the faculty at the University of North Florida, Cathy was a practitioner in the field of criminal justice. She joined the State Attorney's office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in 1989. While with that office she developed criminal and, juvenile justice and victim advocacy programs that have been recognized and profiled by :

  • The New York Times
  • CBS:s 60 Minutes
  • Discovery Channel
  • Parade Magazine


University of North Florida, Disability Friendly Faculty  
State Attorney's Office, Special Community Service 
National Council of Jewish Women, Woman in Power  
Kesler Mentoring Connection, Outstanding Support of Youth Mentoring 
Kesler Mentoring Connection, Leadership of the Kesler Mentoring Connection 



State of Florida Department of Corrections, Ex-Offender Task Force 

State Attorney Generals Office, Task Force on Reducing Gangs and Violent Crimes

JCCI Study Member, Reducing Violence:  A Community Response;   

JCCI Study Member,  Services for Ex-Offenders

Founder and Board Member, Inside/Outside, Inc.

Chair, Mayor's Victim Assistance Advisory Council

Member Criminal Justice Professional Group



Grants and Contracts Awarded


Second Chance Grant

Federal Law Enforcement Block Grant


Publications & Presentations

Paper Presented at ACJS Meeting, Boston Mass. Innovations in Early Interventions for At-Risk Kids   

National Conference, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association, Washington, DC Helping At-Risk Youthful Offenders 

National Organization of Victim Witness Services, San Francisco CA., How to Build a Victim Service Center:  The Jacksonville Model  

Florida Network of Victims Services, Victims Rights and the Media 

Florida Network of Victims Services, Restitution and Crime Victims Rights