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Amanda Hall
Senior Director of National Campaigns
As the Senior Director of National Campaigns, Amanda Hall leads strategic efforts to shape national drug policy within expansive coalitions and advocates for the voices of those directly impacted. Amanda brings extensive expertise and a passionate commitment to her work at Dream.org. Within the organization, she focuses on coordinating and driving national campaigns aimed at transforming the justice system. Collaborating closely with teams, Amanda provides leadership and guidance in executing nationwide initiatives. Her primary objective is to empower directly impacted leaders within the Dream.org network, ensuring they have access to the necessary resources, support, and knowledge to drive meaningful change on a national scale. Prior to her contributions at Dream.org, Amanda was a Policy Strategist at the ACLU of Kentucky, where she emerged as a prominent figure leading the Kentucky Smart on Crime coalition. The Smart on Crime coalition is a broad coalition that works together to advance common-sense justice reforms that enhance public safety, empower communities, and champion cost-effective sentencing alternatives. Amanda is also the co-founder of the ACLU of Kentucky Smart Justice Advocates. The first of its kind advocacy group, consisting of directly impacted Kentuckians, who work on state and local criminal legal systems issues. Through tireless coalition building, impassioned advocacy, and a steadfast commitment to amplifying the voices of those directly impacted, Amanda played a pivotal role in propelling substantial bipartisan reforms in Kentucky.. Equipped with a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville, Amanda combines her academic training with personal experiences within the criminal legal system. Driven by a profound sense of purpose, she tirelessly endeavors to dismantle mass incarceration and cultivate a more just and equitable world for all.
The future starts with a dream.
The future starts with us.
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