Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., announced the appointment of¬†Jonathan Yip as associate director of mental health at CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), where he has been acting in the position since 2017.

He was chief psychologist at CDCR’s DJJ from 2016 to 2017, senior psychologist specialist at the CDCR Division of Health Care Services from 2015 to 2016 and served in several positions at North Kern State Prison from 2010 to 2015, including senior psychologist supervisor, senior psychologist specialist and clinical psychologist.

Yip earned Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in psychology from the University of Notre Dame. This position does not require Senate confirmation.