Deniece N. Johnson currently serves as the Legal Liaison for the Department of Children and Families. In this position, Ms. Johnson manages general litigation activities involving DCF. A career spanning over 30 years, Ms. Johnson began her career in the field of social work, focusing on the provision of transitional housing services to homeless families. While working in various areas in the field of human services (economic opportunity, homelessness, disability rights, advocacy and child protection), Ms. Johnson administered programs geared toward helping individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency; advocated for the rights of persons with disabilities; and collaborated across systems that engage and support children, their families and individuals.
Ms. Johnson was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. She attended Trenton Public Schools, graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1988. Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from St. Augustine’s College, a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration from Rider University and a M.P.A. from Rutgers University. In her spare time, Ms. Johnson enjoys reading, traveling and volunteering her time with local organizations that serve to improve the lives of children, their families and others in our community.