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Tracie Johnson

Youth Ombudsperson Office of the Youth Ombudsperson

Tracie Johnson is the Youth Ombudsperson for the City of Philadelphia.

Johnson has been the Youth Ombudsperson since 2023, previously serving as a Staff Attorney on the Youth Justice Project sponsored by the Hive at Community Legal Services. Johnson first worked with CLS as a certified legal intern on the Youth Justice Project and later as an Equal Justice Works Fellow, where she worked to create career pathways for women and girls of color who face barriers to employment and higher education because of their juvenile and adult criminal records.

Prior to law school, Johnson worked as a Communications Associate at Philadelphia VIP through the Philly Fellows Program. She then volunteered in the legal intake department of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. She also worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator at a communications and design firm, Social Impact Studios.

Johnson received the Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Section Law Student Award for her law school in 2017. Upon graduating, she received The Sarah J. Love Memorial Award, The Henry Kent Anderson Human Services Award, and the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program Award. Ms. Johnson earned her J.D. from Temple James E. Beasley School of Law in 2018. She received her B.A. from Ursinus College in 2013. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.