How Do Men Construct and Explain Men's Violence?

Daniel Rappaport, veteran MOST Club member at University of Maryland and now Victim Services Program Specialist at DC Office of Victim Services (OVS), has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Read the study here, How Do Men Construct and Explain Men's Violence?


 Daniel Rappaport, a proud Terp, graduated from the University of Maryland in 2008, earning a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Women's Studies. During his time at UMD, he held roles as a sexual violence peer educator, victim advocate, and member of UMD's first Men of Strength Club. In 2010, Daniel earned a Master's degree from Boston College in Mental Health Counseling. During his time at BC, Daniel focused his studies on gender and violence, as well as trauma and addiction. In 2010, Daniel was hired to develop sexual assault prevention and response efforts at American University in Washington, DC. Over the next five years, Daniel supervised the development of many critical changes at the University, including the creation of a peer education team, a Men of Strength club, campus-wide bystander invention, significant updates campus policy and protocol in response to sexual and dating violence, and training for all incoming students. Daniel also developed American University's first victim advocate role, providing confidential support services to any student or staff impacted by sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking. In 2015, Daniel was hired at the DC government's Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants in the Executive Office of the Mayor. He currently acts as the Victim Services Program Specialist, where he provides program management and support of grant programs, with a focus on engaging universities and military installations in the District of Columbia.