Matthew Stephens is the Senior Technical Advisor for Child Protection at World Vision United States. For over 16 years, Matthew has worked domestically and internationally to strengthen government and community responses to child abuse, neglect and exploitation. Since 2006, he has provided technical support to World Vision’s child protection programming in over 20 countries, with a personal passion for advancing faith communities’ contributions to sustainably reducing violence against children. Prior to his current role, Matthew spent eight years in living and working in the Republic of Georgia. Matthew holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas-Arlington, and is currently based in Washington, DC with his wife and three children.