Tara Johnson

Legal Advocate

WHAT DO YOU DO AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

As part of the Victim Services team, I interview seniors and work with attorneys to assist those who are victims of elder abuse and financial exploitation. I also perform outreach to help victims self-identify or to prevent becoming a victim. I aim to help seniors be heard and feel empowered and to assist in helping them gain access to the legal system.

WHY DO YOU WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

I have worked with older adults in the past and appreciate their history, wisdom, and spirit. To assist those who are victims of abuse or exploitation is a way to express appreciation for who they are. It’s an honor to work helping others.

HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR WORK AT SENIORLAW CENTER?

Knowing I’m making a difference even in a small way.

PERSONAL FACT

My grandmothers taught me to sew, to cook, and to love reading, knowledge, and people. My work here is a tribute to them.

JOINED STAFF

2021

BEFORE SENIORLAW CENTER

I worked for several years as a journalist covering seniors in Delaware then as a freelance writer, especially focused on the arts, in and around Philadelphia. Recently, I worked as a legal assistant/paralegal in the private sector.

HAILS FROM

Philadelphia

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from Temple University
Paralegal Certificate from Villanova University.