College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Human Services
Ph.D. Human Services
Avon Hart-Johnson, PhD is the president and founder of DC Project Connect, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide crisis support, advocacy, and psychoeducational services for families affected by incarceration. She chairs the International Advocacy in Action Coalition, working-group for the International Prisoner Family Conference organization and is a board member and elected vice-chairperson for the International Coalition of Children With Incarcerated Parents. She is an advocate in the Washington, DC/MD/VA area, serving on the Bail Reform Committee for PG County; Rethink Justice DC as chairperson of the Halfway House committee working group, and is a member of the Reentry Action Network, DC. She co-authored the Mass Incarceration Continuum white paper, cited as the Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century. Her latest book is titled, 'African American Women with Incarcerated Mates: The Psychological and Social Impacts of Mass Imprisonment' [McFarland].
Dr. Hart-Johnson is a contributing faculty member at Walden University School of Human and Social Services, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a current faculty advisor for the National Society of Leadership and Success and an outgoing faculty advisor for Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) Alpha Chi Honor Society, and former Director of Social Media for Golden Key Honor Society. She is the 2018 Walden University Outstanding Alumni Award winner.
HUMN 8207 - Grant Writing
HUMN 9001 - HUMN-9001-76/COUN-8560-76/SOCW-9000-76-Dissertation2019 Fall Quarter 08/26-11/17-PT27
HUMN 6152 - Human Services Administration
PhD, Walden University
MS, George Washington University
MS, Walden University
DC Project Connect, Board of Directors - Washington, DC United States
International Prisoner Familly Conference, Board Member - Dallas, TX United States
Vice President: International Coalition of Children of Incarcerated Parents, Board of Directors - Manchester, England
Advocacy in Action Coalition, Chair - Dallas, TX United States
ReThink Justice, Washington DC, Committee Member - Washington, DC United States
Young Women’s Initiative Juvenile, Committee Member - Washington, DC United States
Community Family Life Speakers' Bureau|Steering Committee, Committee Member - Washington, DC United States
Presidential Inauguration , Volunteer - Washington, DC United States
Internaltional Coalition of Children with Incarcerted Parents, Board of Directors - , United States
Awards / Honors
2018 Outstanding Alumni , Walden University, 2018
Advocacy in Action Coalition Advocate Award, International Prisoner Family Conference, 2018
Tau Upsilon Alpha - Alpha Chi, Walden TUA, Alpha Chi Honor Society, 2018
Hart-Johnson, A. M., Johnson, G. A. (2020). Prison Staff and Family Visits: United Kingdom Case Study. Humanities and Social Sciences.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2017). African American Women With Incarcerated Mates: The Psychological and Social Impacts Of Mass Imprisonment.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2017). Gaining access to socially stigmatized samples. The Qualitative Report .
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2019). Baby Star Finds Happy.
Hart-Johnson, A. (2017). PARENTAL INCARCERATION AND CHILDREN.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2018). Advocacy for Children’s Rights: Physical Contact during Prison Visits.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2017). Jamie's Big Visit: Grownup Timeout.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2018). Prison Staff who Shape Child and Family Visits: United Kingdom Multiple Case Study .
Hart-Johnson, A. M., Benoliel, B., Johnson, G. A. (2018). A Qualitative Multiple Case Study: Prison Staff Philosophies, Practices, & Family Prison Visitation in the United Kingdom| NOHS, 2018. Walden University (RDS to be submitted).
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2016). Advocacy in Action Keynote Address. Self.
Hart-Johnson, A. (2018). A Child’s Right: Visitation With An Incarcerated Parent. Arizona State University.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2016). Family Healing During the Incarceration Crisis. DC Project Connect.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2017). From Victim to Advocate: Pathways to Empowerment. DC Project Connect.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2016). CSOSA . CSOSA.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2015). Diversity through Inclusion: African American Women with Incarcerated Mates-The Silent Majority. Self.
Hart-Johnson, A., Johnson, G. (2018). Contemporary Research And Analysis. CBC.
Hart-Johnson, A. (2018). From Victim to Advocate. WAR.
Hart-Johnson, A. (2018). Vicarious Restorative Justice. WAR.
Hart-Johnson, A. (2018). Mass Incarceration - The Faces. UNLV.
Hart-Johnson, A. M., Garrison, T. (2018). The Color of Justice: Strengthening the Black Family. DC Project Connect.
Hart-Johnson, A. M., Hedrington-Jones, R. A. (2020). Candid Parenting Conversations. Community Family Life Services.
Hart-Johnson, A. M. (2020). Closing the Empathy Gap.