Staff: Jennifer Toon

Mental Health Peer Policy Fellow

Jennifer Toon is a criminal justice and mental health advocate currently working as CTD's Mental Health Peer Policy Fellow. 

She anticipates working on two major areas of reform during her fellowship, areas that she is deeply passionate about: Early childhood mental health and school discipline. Jennifer aspires to create policies that lead to better mental health support for kids, and eliminates all punitive practices that punish students for behaviors that are manifestations of disability or trauma.

Jennifer has studied journalism at U.T. Tyler and The University of Houston. As a freelance writer she has published work with The Guardian, The Marshall Project and The Tyler Loop.