Donna Hylton is a Community Health Advocate for the Coming Home Program of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Coming Home is a special transition case-management and support program designed specifically for people who have been incarcerated and are returning to the community. Donna identifies and addresses the needs of clients transitioning home from prison and jail. She is an active member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners, a statewide alliance of individuals and organizations dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system as it affects women, children and communities.
Donna spent twenty-seven years in prison where she was a key member of the Coalition’s Violence Against Women Committee on the Inside. She has participated in numerous panel discussions and public presentations, and has attended multiple lobby days with legislators in Albany since coming home. Donna is also an advocate with STEPS to End Family Violence, the state’s only alternative-to- incarceration program for survivor-defendants. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science and a Master of Arts Degree in English.