Vice President of Criminal Justice
Amy leads the emerging corrections portfolio, with a focus on community supervision, prison reform, reintegration, and fines and fees. Amy joined Arnold Ventures after seven years in the Obama administration, where she served as executive director of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council. Comprising more than 20 federal agencies, the Council spearheaded substantial policy reforms including the federal Ban the Box rule, fair housing guidance, the Second Chance Pell initiative, Medicaid guidance for the justice-involved population, and a critical modification related to child support.
Amy concurrently served as director of policy for the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. In that role, she worked with Justice Department leadership and the White House to shape, launch, and implement a broad range of domestic policy initiatives focused on criminal justice reform, health care reform, urban policy, and building trust between the justice system and communities of color.
Amy previously spent 10 years at the Urban Institute, where she directed projects focused on prisoner reentry and public safety. In addition, Amy worked at the National Institute of Justice where she developed community crime-reduction and reentry initiatives; managed a community service program for justice-involved individuals; developed reentry strategies for a state department of correction; and worked with juveniles in probation, halfway house, and school settings. Amy holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.