Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, the Honorable Magisterial District Judge Carissa Johnson is a proud graduate of Reading Senior High School and an example of leadership in action. It has been her privilege to serve as your Magisterial District Judge 23-1-02 since 2018.
As an MDJ, she dedicates her time to improving the conditions of the Reading community. In addition to presiding over more than 15,000 cases and assisting residents who need resources, she has been busy with many projects:
- Implemented Financial Literacy Program
- Helped create shadowing/internship program for students
- Host Annual Trunk or Treat Event
- Participating judge in Reading’s Eviction Diversion Program
- Co-hosted the Second Chances free Expungement/Pardon Clinic
When she is not serving her community or sitting on the bench, Judge Johnson is traveling the world. She has been to the Dominican Republic, Italy, Paris, and this past summer to West Africa (Ghana). In Ghana, she visited Cape Coast Castle where they held slaves before their transport along the transatlantic to America. Travel has allowed her to experience different cultures and better understand people and their needs.
Judge Johnson is committed to ensuring that our community receives the proper resources needed to be empowered and live successfully. If you need anything, please feel free to reach out to her office located at 1150 Muhlenberg St. 610-374-9288. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Magisterial District Judge. She hopes to continue to have your support as her work is not done!