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ConnectVA Spotlight: Lisette Johnson, YWCA Richmond

Tell us about yourself. I am Lisette Johnson, YWCA Richmond's Healthcare Navigator, supporting survivors of domestic violence requiring assistance with a range of healthcare needs. Prior to my role at YWCA Richmond, I served as a volunteer hospital advocate for survivors in the emergency room through the community collaborative Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team (R-HART). I most recently served at VCU Health as an advocate for patients experiencing intimate partner violence and assisted in health care provider domestic violence screening training. I was also the Trauma Survivors Network patient liaison. I am a survivor of an attempted partner homicide/suicide and have served on various metro Richmond domestic violence task forces. I am an active voice for legislation to reduce violent injuries and homicide, and have testified for passage of landmark laws before the Virginia General Assembly and United States House of Representatives.

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