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Laura Johnson

Assistant Research Professor

MSW, Ph.D., Rutgers School of Social Work

Coordinated community responses to violence against women, with a focus on the criminal justice system and program evaluation.

Bio: 

Laura Johnson is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Her research interests include coordinated community responses to violence against women, with a focus on the criminal justice system, and program evaluation. Her dissertation examined the effectiveness of a financial literacy intervention on intimate partner violence survivors’ financial empowerment over time. Laura also sits on the New Jersey Child Fatality & Near Fatality Review Board Northern Regional Community-Based Team.

Selected Recent Publications: 

Johnson, L., Postmus, J. L., Khetarpal, R., Schwartz, R., Buttner, C., & McMahon, S. (2018, online). The Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers University. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731518798698       

Johnson, L., Sapiro, B., Buttner, C., & Postmus, J. L. (2018). Ambiguous agency as a diagnostic of power: Efforts of child welfare providers to promote responsible agency among youth involved in sex trades. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 27(6), 577-597. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2018.1468375

Davila, A. L., Johnson, L., & Postmus, J. L. (2017, online). Examining the relationship between economic abuse and mental health among Latina intimate partner violence survivors in the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260517731311

Holcomb, S., Johnson, L., Hetling, A., Postmus, J. L., Steiner, J., Riordan, A., & Braasch, L. (2017). Implementation of the Family Violence Option twenty years later: A Review of state welfare rules for domestic violence survivors. Journal of Policy Practice, 16(4), 415-431. doi: 10.1080/15588742.2017.1311820

Sapiro. B., Johnson, L., Postmus, J. L., & Simmel, C. (2016). Supporting youth involved in domestic minor sex trafficking: Divergent perspectives on youth agency. Child Abuse & Neglect, 58, 99-110. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.06.019

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