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Dr. Hart-Johnson’s research focus has been on African American females with incarcerated mates. She developed a groundbreaking theoretical framework: Symbolic Imprisonment, Grief, and Coping theory which is the basis for several of her books. She was the principle researcher for a study on family visitation in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, and Scotland). She is currently the principle researcher for the project titled “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”  

Principle Researcher

Avon Hart-Johnson, PhD, HS-BCP

Dr. Geoffrey Johnson’s research focus is on family visitation and family centric resources as intervention. He is a former federal law enforcement special agent and previous Assistant Inspector General. He is the Co-Principle researcher and author on the project titled: “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”  

Co-Principle Researcher

Geoffrey Johnson, DHL, MPA, GRS

Dr. Hedrington-Jones’ research focus was about the role of social workers and other human services professionals in helping families reintegrate after parental incarceration. Her research also focused on the multiple issues families contend with without a exemplar or model to facilitate family resilience. She is currently a faculty member of Walden University. She is the Co-Principle researcher and author on the project titled: “Parents and Caregivers’ Perceptions of Storytelling as a Creative Intervention for Children With Incarcerated Parents.”   

Co-Principle Researcher

Renata Hedrington-Jones, PhD, MSW