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Catherine J Chadeayne

Instructor/ Field Coordinator

Criminology and Criminal Justice | College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Criminology and Criminal Justice


Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida

Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida


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

Contact Information

Building 51, Room 2309

(904) 620-1654

Office Hours

T 3-5 or by appt.