Dominique Johnson

Senior Director of Community Engagement

 Dominique Johnson is a racial justice warrior, and current Senior Director of Community Engagement at the Center for Policing Equity. She provides a mix of grassroots level activism and high level strategic innovation to meet the needs of communities most vulnerable to burdensome policing. Dominique believes in the power of community-- the lived experiences, expertise and collective influence-- anchoring a quest to uplift community-centered equitable policing practices. Never one to back down in advocating for equity in every space, Dominique has led systemic change in youth civic engagement, gun violence prevention, and domestic and wartime sexual violence against women. Her most notable experience? After the Yugoslav Wars, advancing the interests of the Office of the President of Kosovo in development and implementation of protocol extending resources to the National Council on the Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence. Dominique authored several notable Presidential speeches and managed multinational events for the 2014 Global Summit to End Sexual Violence. She has linguistic competence in Albanian, Dutch, and Spanish, loves to travel and spends all of her remaining time with her adopted puppy, Obi and his puppy friends at the dog park. Dominique holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Spanish from Bowdoin College, and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, with a concentration in Governance and Rights from The New School.