Jennifer Donaldson is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and serves as the AR Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) Executive Director. Jennifer is a native of Monticello, AR where she received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology while attending the University of AR at Monticello. She graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a focus on Advanced Direct Practice. Jennifer has worked in various realms of social work including clinical mental health with individuals, families, and groups, program development, enhancement and quality assurance, and advocacy work within the juvenile justice system. She has served as Program Director for SMI Adult Day Treatment Services at Dayspring Behavioral Health Services as well as Director of the Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Department at Drew Memorial Hospital before moving to the Little Rock area.
Prior to accepting the JLAP Executive Director position, she provided contract mental health services to clients through her private practice Broken Crayons Therapeutic Services. Jennifer specializes in the mental health effects of trauma and program development and administration. Jennifer is clinically trained in evidence based therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Jennifer is a Certified Master WRAW (Workplace Resilience And Wellbeing) Practitioner which allows her to assess and implement macro level strategies for organizational resilience and wellbeing. As JLAP Executive Director, she oversees operational quality, implementation of services, and program growth and expansion. Jennifer looks forward to expanding JLAP's approach to overall wellbeing within the AR legal community while maintaining the provision of vital clinical mental health services.