Johanna Leal has 20 years of experience designing and implementing innovative programs for criminal justice and human services agencies, courts, schools and non-profit organizations. Some of these programs include reentry programs in prisons, parole and jails, justice reinvestment programs in the community, restorative practices in schools, and specialized workforce development programs for youth, women and formerly incarcerated people.
She has also designed strength-based training, coaching and implementation models to support organizations leading change initiatives. Johanna enjoys working with multiple systems to increase collective impact and tackle complicated problems. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz and is member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.