Shuvonne Johnson, LMSW
National Grand President, Founder
Shuvonne is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist.
She is a native of Little Rock, AR and is currently employed by the AR Department of Corrections as an LMSW in the Mental Health Department. Shuvonne also works as an adjunct professor for Shorter College for the National Second Chance Pell Program. Shuvonne is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She attends St. Mark Baptist Church in LR, AR.
Shuvonne's interest in social work started when she took classes in Psychology at her beloved HBCU, Philander Smith College, in Little Rock, AR. It was not long that she knew it would be my passion to work and care for those in this field. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2002 eager to work in her field. Although she graduated with honors she knew she needed to gain more experience in order to better serve her community. She applied for a position as a rehab counselor for the State but was told she needed more experience working with the Corrections population. She applied and started the academy for Pulaski County Detention Facility in Little Rock, AR. to become a Deputy Sheriff. After a few years she became a Field Training Officer and knew she had to continue her education and applied for the School of Social Work Master’s Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2010 and found her niche working in the hospital for adult in-patient care. Since her journey began, she has worked with several populations ranging from working with children, veterans, inmates/corrections, inmates on death row, re-entry, substance abuse/addictions, dual diagnosed patients, marriage and family, sexual offenders /predators and victims (survivors), end of life care and patients and families that suffer from fatal illnesses, grief and loss, and patients requesting treatments with ECT. She enjoys learning all she can to be an educated and valuable asset for her clients and community.
Shuvonne's borrowed motto is “It’s not over; until God says it is!”. She believes that life is full of ups and downs but it is how we navigate and cope with the trials and blessings life has to offer.