EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR &
The Change Maker
A self-motivated, dynamic professional with a diverse background in direct services and people-centered advocacy for systems change. Motivated leader with strong organizational and leadership skills, as well as extensive professional experience in social justice advocacy and client-centered crisis management strategies.
Directly impacted by the criminal justice system and deeply committed to transforming it into a more just and equitable system for women and girls.
Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin is known for her groundbreaking approach to reintegrating people with justice histories back into public housing with their families. Under her leadership, the Family Reentry program in New York City Housing Authority has become the model for Housing Authorities across the United States