Jennifer Jones-Damis, PsyD

Jennifer Jones-Damis

School, '13

After I graduated from the school program, I completed a highly competitive, two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Traumatic Stress at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York where I administered evidence-based treatment to youth in the juvenile justice system, coordinated staff trainings in evidence-based interventions, and facilitated follow-up consultation with state agencies (e.g., New York Department of Probation, Riker’s Island). Currently, I am the associate director of mental health for the young adult (ages 18-21) population at Riker’s Island Correctional Facility where I oversee the mental health of the young adults in the Alternative to Solitary Confinement Program on the island. Additionally, I facilitate trainings and workshops for correction/probation officers and professionals around the country in order to spread knowledge about the impact of trauma and mental health issues on youth involved in the justice system. I served proudly as the vice president of the New Jersey Association of Black Psychologists from 2014-2018, continuing to advocate for the mental health needs of the black community in New Jersey. I married my husband Jean Damis in the fall of 2016, and the we welcomed our first child in July 2018.