Jozie Allen graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Illinois State University in May of 2015. While achieving her BSW, she had experience on a child and adolescent behavioral health unit where she discovered her passion for helping those suffering from mental illnesses. Jozie is in the Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale focusing on Health and Mental Health. She is interning at Chester Mental Health Center as well as Perry County Counseling Center, and will graduate with her MSW in May of 2016. She wishes to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and help individuals in the criminal justice system who are also suffering from mental illnesses.