Jennifer Johnson J.D.
Position: Expert Facilitator
Mappings of Focus:Sequential Intercept Model Mapping Workshops
Jennifer Johnson is the founder of J.K. Johnson Advisors, which provides consulting, training, and technical assistance services at the intersection of mental health and law. She is also a partner in Johnson Freedman Woods Education, which conducts continuing legal education webinars on mental health and law for Thomson Reuters Publishing. For nearly 20 years, Ms. Johnson was a Senior Trial Attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, where she specialized in representing clients with serious mental illness facing felony criminal charges. In 2002, she worked with a diverse group of community stakeholders to develop and implement San Francisco’s Behavioral Health Court and was the supervising attorney in the court until 2017. Additionally, Ms. Johnson was a cofounder of the San Francisco Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team Training Program in 2011. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Panel for the Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability and a senior consultant with Policy Research Associates. Ms. Johnson has been a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley Law since 2012 and co-teaches a mental health and law seminar with neuropsychiatrist George Woods. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and French from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from University of California, Davis School of Law.