Our team is built on individuals with various backgrounds in the criminal justice field.
Ms. Johnson has more than 15 years of communications experience and served as the Communications Director for the Justice Policy Institute, where she provided technical assistance to juvenile justice reform initiatives in more than 1,200 jurisdictions. She has developed and implemented communication strategies that resulted in articles generated by the Associated Press, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and LA Times, as well as a New York Times editorial. Her efforts in communications outreach have led to stories for The Tavis Smiley Show, NPR Midday, and other radio talk shows nationwide. Ms. Johnson was formerly the press secretary for the National Association of People with AIDS. In this capacity, she collaborated with BET and the Kaiser Family Foundation to produce HIV prevention PSAs with HIV-positive youth, which ran in major city markets. A former journalist, Ms. Johnson worked for periodicals focused on advocacy issues in underserved communities for nearly a decade. She has written numerous stories on mandatory minimums, gentrification, and land seizure among African Americans.