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Policy Strategist, Smart Justice



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Amanda Hall joined the ACLU of Kentucky staff as the organization’s first Smart on Crime Field Organizer in November 2017. The ACLU of Kentucky has taken the lead in establishing Kentucky Smart on Crime, a broad-based coalition working for common-sense justice reforms that enhance public safety, strengthen communities, and promote cost effective sentencing alternatives. Amanda has focused on the responsibility of creating and mobilizing a statewide infrastructure of advocates for criminal justice reform. Playing a significant role in continuing to build out the coalition and mobilizing ACLU activists, supporters, and volunteers to advance the common-sense justice reform priorities of the coalition.

Before joining the ACLU, Amanda served as program director of The Healing Place for Women in Louisville, KY. Amanda is currently a student at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. She is also a registered peer support specialist in the substance abuse field.

To relax Amanda enjoys hiking, getting together with friends and family, spending time with her fiancé Erik, and writing.