John Brewton Rabun, Jr.

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Title: Criminal Justice Agency Administrator

Company: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

John Brewton Rabun, Jr., Criminal Justice Agency Administrator at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Social Work Administration.

Mr. Rabun is an award-winning social services administrator, and the current director of infant abduction cases at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Savannah, Georgia. He has worked with the agency since joining in 1980, and is the author of “Healthcare Guidelines on Infant Abduction”, released in 2014. In March of 2015, Mr. Rabun was featured with the Savannah Morning News for his work in solving the case of Carlina “Netty” White, who was abducted as an infant in 1987. He worked her case for 20 years before she saw her own picture on the Center’s website. “I don’t care,” Rabun said regarding another case, one of the many hanging as children’s portraits in his office, “I’ll talk to the devil to get a kid back.”

Born in Augusta, Georgia to John Brewton Sr. and Alsie Imor Rabun, Dr. Rabun attended Mercer University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ultimately earning a MSW from the University of Louisville in 1971. He was certified as a social worker by the Academy of Certified Social Workers in Washington, DC, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. After serving as executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Louisville for one year, he became director of community residential treatment services and program manager of field services in the city of Louisville. Mr. Rabun joined his current agency in 1980. He is featured in the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America, as well as the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

In recognition of his many years of service in Louisville, Mr. Rabun received the Keys to the City in 1983, was named Honorable Chief of Police in 1982, and received 1985 and 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Awards from the University of Louisville. As a social worker, he received the 1991 Russel L. Colling Literary Award from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety. Mr. Rabun still supports the ACLU, as well as the National Association of Social Workers, the National Sheriff’s Association, the International Juvenile Officers Association, and other key partners in bringing children home. He is the proud father of Kerry Kristin and John Candler with his wife, Anna Betsy Park. In his free time, Mr. Rabun enjoys photography, hunting, fishing, and browsing the internet.

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