Announcing the 2021 Advocacy Fellow

Please join us in welcoming Amanda Cassidy as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow!

The Reentry Roundtable is very excited to announce that Amanda Cassidy as the newest Reentry Advocacy Fellow. Amanda has experienced the criminal justice system first-hand, and she uses her experiences to serve others in overcoming obstacles in the reentry process. She has been a part of the recovery community for fifteen years.

After her most recent incarceration, Amanda discovered a passion for advocating for people with similar lived experiences. Amanda has completed Recovery Support Peer Specialist Training, serves on the planning committee for the Virtual Big Texas Rally for Recovery, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Building Promise USA.

Amanda sees this fellowship as a great opportunity to connect with people within the advocacy world, as well as learn how to be an effective and compassionate advocate. It is her hope and dream to be a part of real and effective change within the justice system.

“I want to learn how to understand how policies work, why they are written the way they are and what motivates the designers of them,” said Amanda. “I want to be a part of designing policies that offer real help for innumerable men and women like me.”

To contact Amanda, please email

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