Staff Biography

Amanda Owens

Program Officer, Criminal Justice & Addiction

As the Program Officer for Criminal Justice & Addiction, Amanda focuses on initiatives that strengthen and empower low-income individuals and communities through effective programs and services focusing on crime prevention, violence and harm reduction, and substance abuse treatment services.

Before joining the Foundation, Amanda worked at the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives preparing alternative sentencing plans for clients. She also coordinated a locally based crime reduction strategy in 36 high-crime communities for the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. Amanda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Richmond and graduated cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Read more about Amanda’s program area: Criminal Justice & Addiction.

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