Amanda Woolford is a Fellow in the Litmus program of the NYU Marron Institute and the Director of Women’s Programs at the Maine Department of Corrections since 2011. She is a champion for justice-involved women, looking for ways to overcome limitations, and challenging the status quo. She is passionate about increasing positive outcomes and opportunities for her clients and helping them successfully and permanently transition out of the system. She has implemented policies and practices that push boundaries and become a national leader in promoting a public-health approach to criminal-justice involvement.
Amanda’s career started in case management, while studying criminal justice at Northeastern University. She moved on to juvenile probation and, in 2011, transitioned into the facility and began oversight of the adult women’s facilities in Maine. Amanda also earned her master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University, with a concentration in strategic management.