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.
Mr. Charles Hart
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MASS INCARCERATION HURTS CHILDREN & FAMILIES
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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
those in need
Ms. Rosanne Clausen
Strong Prison Wives, CEO
Mr. Philip Fornaci, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney
DCPC is a 501c3 nonprofit serving families & children affected by mass incarceration and mentoring returned citizens.
Dr. Vernelle Brown
Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson
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.
Ms. Casandra Allen
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.
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Executive Director, DCPC
INCARCERATION HURTS.WE FOSTER HEALING
Ms. Rose Watkins
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