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Yolanda Johnson

program director

Street Law, Inc.

Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights

Staff photo: Yolanda Johnson

Yolanda leads several Street Law programs that work with vulnerable youth populations. She has more than 20 years of experience working with at-risk children and families in various capacities.

Prior to joining Street Law, Yolanda spent 12 years with the State of Maryland’s juvenile justice system serving youths in detention and community supervision. She also managed the daily operations of several probationary programs including juvenile drug court, gender specific programming, and school-related programs for youths on probation. Yolanda also brings many years of experience working with vocational education in Long Island, NY, for emotionally disturbed and behaviorally challenged youths.

Yolanda has a certification in mediation and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Pedology (Children’s Behavior & Development) from Bowie State University, as well as a Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College in the District of Columbia. 


301-589-1130 ext. 248


Corporate Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

This program partners corporate legal departments with nearby, diverse high school law classes.  Through classroom visits and a field trip to corporate headquarters, volunteers teach lessons and lead activities designed to increase students’ knowledge and interest in the law and legal careers. Electronic Library (log in required) ... Read more

Legal Life Skills for Youths

Street Law’s Legal Life Skills for Youths targets underserved youth populations, and Street Law provides a curriculum and training to program facilitators. Street Law’s Legal Life Skills Programs equip youth with the legal knowledge, skills, and confidence to bring about positive change for themselves, and their communities.... Read more

Save Our Streets

Our Save Our Streets (SOS) program began in 1995 to promote diversion and to teach young people about the laws and public policies related to weapons and weapons offenses; how to safely resolve conflict without the use of weapons; and how to access community resources and work effectively with lawyers... Read more

Street Law for Police & Teens

Street Law for Police and Teens is a program that builds positive relationships between police and young people, while empowering youths with legal knowledge and civic skills. Street Law offers trainings and technical support to help law enforcement and educators design a customized program based on a four-unit, 20-lesson plan curriculum. Read more

Youth in Transition

Teams of volunteers from law firms and corporations teach young people about law and the legal system and develop in them the skills to use that knowledge to successfully transition into adulthood.  The program targets underserved youth populations—including those in foster care, the juvenile justice system, or homeless/runaway programs.... Read more