Alumni Network Webinar | Restoring Promise: Disrupting the US Prison System
Thursday, September 17, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online - Zoom

Join the SPH Alumni Network for a webinar, "Restoring Promise: Disrupting the US Prison System" on Thursday, September 17 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST featuring Dr. John Hart, MS (Marriage and Family Therapy), PhD '17 (Family Science). The webinar will feature Dr. Hart's work on the Restoring Promise Initiative through the Vera Institute for Justice, which focuses on disrupting the US prison system. The Restoring Promise Initiative works directly with prisons and jails to address the root causes and consequences of mass incarceration in how it manifests in prisons and jails.

During the 60-minute event, Dr. Hart will discuss his current work, his SPH background and what inspired him to pursue his current work. Dr. Hart will close the event with a Q&A session. 

Dr. Sandra Quinn, professor and chair of the Department of Family Science and senior associate director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity will provide an introduction. 

See the presentation slides for "Restoring Promise: Disrupting the US Prison System."

About Dr. John Hart
Dr. Hart is a Senior Research Associate who joined Vera Institute’s Restoring Promise Initiative in August 2019. As a part of his role, Dr. Hart focuses on the data collection program and the qualitative research agenda for the initiative. 

Prior to joining Restoring Promise, Dr. Hart was a Senior Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park leading research and community projects examining mass incarceration of Black Men as a public health disparity and the re-entry experiences of young, Black fathers from prison into the communities. In addition, Dr. Hart is a clinician and has spent the last few years consulting with various jails and prisons in the D.C. Metropolitan area to provide psychoeducation to those incarcerated on topics such as co-parenting, relationship skills, coping and emotional regulation. 

He holds a Ph.D. in Family Science and a M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A from The George Washington University.


Event Type: 
Guest Speakers