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Felicia Lopez Wright

Senior Policy Analyst, Behavioral Health

Felicia Lopez Wright provides behavioral health technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees with projects focused on implementing or enhancing diversion, pretrial, juvenile justice, mental health courts, jails, and/or reentry programming. Additionally, she contributes to various behavioral health-criminal justice projects, such as gender-responsive services for justice-involved women and crisis system enhancements. Felicia is a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of combined experience providing mental health therapy to demographically diverse populations in various care settings, special education case management in a public school district, and short-term counseling at a community court program. She earned a BA in psychology from The College of New Jersey and an MSW from Rutgers University.

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