Jesse Johnson

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Jesse Johnson is the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator for the Immigration Justice Campaign. In this role, he recruits, engages, and retains volunteers in the Justice Campaign network, with the principal goal of placing them with volunteer opportunities­. Prior to joining the Council, Jesse was the Crim-Imm Pro Bono Project Coordinator at Mariposa Legal, helping make it easier for Indiana criminal defense attorneys to understand immigration consequences for their client. Before that, Jesse was the Pro Bono Coordinator and DOJ fully accredited representative at the National Immigrant Justice Center’s Adult Detention Project, pairing and mentoring volunteer attorneys with detained immigrants and maintaining a caseload of his own. He also worked as a paralegal supervisor at a Chicago based immigration law firm focusing on a variety of immigrant legal services. Jesse received his B.A. in Latin American Studies and B.A. in English at Davidson College.

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