TYBEE ISLAND, GA, August 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name John Brewton Rabun Jr. a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Rabun celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
For 46 years, Mr. Rabun has devoted his waking hours to social service as a criminal justice administrator. Since 1980, he has worked tirelessly to reunite parents with missing children in Louisville and across the U.S., and has served as the director of the infant abduction department at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children since 2012. Mr. Rabun has been asked to consult for agencies in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands, and is the author of "Healthcare Guidelines Infant Abduction" published in 2014.
Born in Augusta, Georgia to John Brewton Sr. and Alsie Imor Rabun, Mr. Rabun married Anna Betsy Park in 1967, the same year he received a BA from Mercer University. He went on to pursue postgraduate studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Louisville in 1971. Mr. Rabun joined the Kentucky Civil Liberties Union in Louisville from 1971 to 1972 as an executive director, moving on to become director of Community Residential Treatment Services in Louisville for five years.
In 1978, Mr. Rabun joined Field Services for the city of Louisville, and two years later, he became program manager of the Exploited and Missing Child Unit. He also served on the Alderman's Task Force on Social Services in the city and worked with the Mayor's City Youth Commission. For his services to Louisville, Mr. Rabun was awarded the 1983 Key to the City of Louisville, named 1982 Honorary Chief of Police of the City of Louisville, and honored with the 1985 and 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Louisville.
In 1984, Mr. Rabun took his expertise to the national level, and joined the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Washington as chief operations officer and executive vice president. The nonprofit organization was incorporated in 1984 as a coordinated network between law enforcement, technology, and public awareness. Its mission is to bring home missing children, fight human trafficking, and to track down adults who were abducted as children, sometimes after 20 to 30 years. Mr. Rabun has served in his capacity as an administrator, trainer, and consultant for other organizations wishing to replicate the Center's success. He served with the main branch of the nonprofit until 2012, when he took over the Savannah, Georgia location as director of the infant abduction department. To provide donations or information about a missing child to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, please visit http://www.missingkids.com/home.
For his global efforts in bringing children home, the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety presented Mr. Rabun with a 1991 award. To further his work, Mr. Rabun joins with the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Sheriff's Association, the International Juvenile Officers Association, the Academy of Certified Social Workers, the International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security, the American Society of Industrial Security, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Mr. Rabun was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of 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, Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, two volumes of Who's Who in Finance and Business, and two volumes of Who's Who in Finance and Industry. He is a Baptist deacon, and has two children of his own, Kerry Kristin and John Candler.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Rabun has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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