Department of Corrections
In 2022, Amanda became the Victim Services Manager for the Department of Corrections where she oversees both the Restorative Justice Programs within the Department, and the notification program which serves more than 30,000 victims and survivors of crime. Amanda manages all of the restorative justice programs within the Department to include Victim-Centered and Victim-Initiated Victim Offender Dialogues, the Offender Apology/Accountability Letter Bank, a 12 Week Restorative Justice Education Group, and Victim-Impact Panel sessions. Previous to working for the Department of Corrections, she led the victim services program for Parker Police Department where she oversaw and provided immediate crisis services to crime victims and survivors. In 2016, Amanda served as a Victim Liaison for the Department of Corrections and the Colorado State Board of Parole where she ensured survivors were able to access critical stage rights in participating in post-conviction hearings. Prior to her victim liaison role, she was a Correctional Officer at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. Due to her continious work with Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Amanda became a certified basic and advanced RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor , where she teaches and empowers women in self-defense. In 2022, Amanda was appointed as the post-conviction representative for the Crime Victim Services Advisory board with the Division of Criminal Justice. Additionally, in 2022, Amanda was awarded and recognized by the 18th Judicial District as the Law Enforcement Victim Advocate of the year.