Howard University Students Complete Social Justice Projects with DCPC

 

Howard U students partner with DCPC to complete a number of projects. During the Fall Semester, students helped to modularize

the Empowering Lives mentor program to conform to "Making Impact Upon First Contact."

Mr. Robert Powitzky

Board Advisor

Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson

President, DCPC

Principle Researcher

help

those in need

Grief & loss isn't seasonal, which is why our year-round psycho-educational support group gets so much attention. Devote an afternoon or evening to volunteer, serve as guest speaker, or ask a DCPC staff member how you can get involved.  

Dr. Vernelle Brown

Board Member

Network Media Specialist

Mr. Philip Fornaci, Esq.

Board Advisor

Civil Rights Attorney

Meet Our Team

  • Coffee Talk & Me Time (Support Group)
  • African American History Week Book launch
  • Legislation Focus
  • Resources for Family & Children
Dr. Geoffrey Johnson

Executive Director, DCPC

Principle Researcher


Ms. Rosanne Clausen

Board Member

Strong Prison Wives, CEO

Ms. LaVetta Benemon

Board Member

Marketing Specialist

To Buy a Copy of African American Women With Incarcerated Mates:  click here

LOVE HEALS

MASS INCARCERATION HURTS CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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A gENERATION OF

​CHILDREN

  • Mentoring in 2018
  • Research and Advocacy
  • Advocacy in Action Coalition
  • Factsheets and Information

Ms. Casandra Allen

Board Secretary

Human Resource 

Specialist

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Our Mission

Mentoring: This program is in collaboration with community stakeholders and The Fairview Residential Reentry Center (halfway house) for women. 

The mission of DC Project Connect is to provide crisis intervention and information resources to families affected by incarceration and to support reentry initiatives that strengthen families.

Mr. Charles Hart

Board Member

Director Social Media

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INCARCERATION HURTS.WE FOSTER HEALING

Urgent Projects

Hope in Action

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DC PROJECT. CONNECT

When a loved one goes to prison the family can experience multiple periods of crisis. Financial setbacks, overwhelming fear, and anxiety may become the norm. To affected individuals, family life may not ever be the same.  According to Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson, some families experience "Symbolic Imprisonment" ®2015, which that can entail self-punishment, withdrawal, guilt, shame, grief, and social isolation; thereby causing the affected individual(s) to refrain from normal activities. Children are especially vulnerable to separation and loss. Their grief can be perpetual and prolonged similar to mourning a death of a loved one.  

Ms. Rose Watkins

Board Treasurer

Change Management 

Specialist

DCPC is a 501c3 nonprofit serving families & children affected by mass incarceration and mentoring returned citizens.