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From 1994 until 2001, Professor Tchividijian was an assistant state attorney for Florida’s 7th Judicial Circuit. During his tenure as a prosecutor, Professor Tchividijian created the “Crimes Against Children” division of the Office of State Attorney and was personally responsible for the prosecution of hundreds of child sexual abuse cases. Professor Tchividijian is a frequent lecturer on the various legal issues related to the prosecution of child sexual abuse and is active in training prosecutors, investigators, social workers and medical personnel.
Professor Tchividijian is a founding member and executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). The purpose of GRACE is to educate and equip the faith community to correctly respond to sexual abuse disclosures, while also providing practical guidance to churches on how to protect children. GRACE also provides confidential consultations to churches, schools, and other organizations which are struggling with issues involving sexual abuse. Professor Tchividijian speaks extensively on this subject at various conferences, schools and denominational gatherings. He has also appeared numerous times on radio and television to discuss the work of GRACE. In 2006, Professor Tchividijian was a contributor to the video series Caring for Kids God’s Way produced by the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Professor Tchividijian is a member of the Florida Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Professor Tchividijian is the 3rd eldest grandchild of Rev