MJ (Maleeka Jihad)

MJ is the Director of the Family Justice Programs with the Office of Respondent Parent Counsel, where she provides trainings and consultations to professionals as it relates to race, culture, and civil rights within dependency & neglect court cases and service providers. As an adjunct faculty member with the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, she teaches on race, privilege, social justice, therapy, leadership, as well as child and family law courses. Alongside her students, MJ is continuing her education by obtaining a PhD in Organizational Development with Social Justice Change specializing in Somatic Leadership Coaching (at Fielding Graduate School). With foundation courses from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology International Psychology PhD Program.