Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Jody Thigpen, MSW, LSW

Violence Prevention Specialist

Jody Thigpen, MSW, LSW serves as a Violence Prevention Specialist for the CHOP Violence Intervention Program, part of CHOP’s Violence Prevention Initiative. In this role, Jody provides support to youth who have experienced a violent incident with intensive case management services for youth and their families who have come through the CHOP Emergency Department.

Jody received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialization in Child Welfare and Wellness, and her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Applied Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. Jody’s past experience includes working in education settings supporting youth to succeed in school and graduate. She is passionate about supporting youth that have experienced trauma in their healing process. Jody can be reached at