Jessica Best

Jessica Best

Information Specialist, Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

Jessica Best


Jessica joined the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice in 2018 following the completion of her Masters in Social Work degree, focusing on Innovations in Community and Policy. During the program, she gained experience in the field as a Domestic Violence Advocate in the Detroit Police Department’s 9th Precinct and as an intern for Detroit City Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopéz. Prior to earning her MSW, Jessica worked in youth-led social justice programming at the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and the University of Michigan’s Community Scholars Program.


Jessica works as the Information Specialist for the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice. She coordinates with CBHJ staff and leadership to effectively communicate key findings, policy impacts, and areas of reform to stakeholders through development of reports, presentations, social media and website content.

Degrees and Certifications

  • MSW, Wayne State University
  • BA, Psychology and Linguistics, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Michigan Notary Public (Commission expires October 15, 2024)


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