DC ProjectConnect

It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure our operation is efficient. Here are a few of our board members. (Scroll down to meet our Board of Directors)

Learn more about our founder, Dr. Avon  Hart-Johnson

Geoff Johnson
Executive Director
Geoff manages our ever-important relationships within the community.
Robert Powitzky
Forensic Psychologist
Robert helps keep us on track by ensuring validity of our psycho-educational work.
Charles Hart
Treasurer/Board Member
Works with our CPA to manages the money to keep our services flowing.
The mission of DC Project Connect is to provide crisis intervention and grief support services to families of the incarcerated and support reentry initiatives that strengthen families who have loved ones in prison [especially children]. 

We are a 501(c)(3) Organization. All of our work for children and families is pro bono.

Our volunteers serve as board members, mentors, and subject matter experts.

A dream team to hand out dream smiles.

Ro Clausen
​Social Media
Ro helps us get the
​ word out one tweet, post, and like at a time.

About Us

Our Board
Rose Watkins
Rose is our Change Management Consultant and Secretary.
Philip Fornaci
Chief Legal Counsel
Philip's our legal voice locally and in Washington, D.C.

Every smile beautifies a community.

DC Project Connect provides 

Resources including:

1. Crisis Resource Guide

2. Children's educational books on incarceration.

3. Grief Support: Symbolic Imprisonment.

We believe that prisoner reentry begins on the day of sentencing. The family is an important component. We seek to prevent inter-generational incarceration through providing resources and publications that contribute to building strong familial bonds.
Our board is comprised of experts on mass incarceration. These leaders know first hand how incarceration hurts families. They are willing to take a stance on criminal justice reform that supports rather than punishes families of inmates.