Shavonda Johnson is a Master’s level Licensed Social Worker within The Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (DRC). As a social worker, she works in the mental health department. Shavonda is responsible for providing clinical treatment to incarcerated individuals with cognitive and mental disorders and those with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance addictions.
Shavonda is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Criminology and a Master’s of Social Work. As a student, she was involved in a mentoring program in a juvenile prison and this sparked a passion for serving in corrections. Through various internships and research opportunities, Shavonda became more interested in helping those with mental health disorders and substance addictions.
Outside of work, Shavonda enjoys reading, working out, shopping, spending time with friends and family and participating in what she has affectionately named “the one woman car concert”. She also spends a significant amount of time volunteering in her community. Shavonda serves in the youth and women’s ministry at her church and she is a mentor with Franklin County Children’s Services. She is an active member in the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals-Civic Engagement committee as well.