Amanda Cassidy-Trejo serves as a subject matter expert in the substance use disorder recovery and criminal legal reform spaces, finding opportunities to utilize her lived experience professionally. Currently, she is an Advocacy & Outreach Program Assistant with Faces & Voices of Recovery, a national recovery nonprofit organization and as a steering committee member with Lioness Justice Impacted Women’s Alliance, a Texas-based project that elevates the voices and needs of girls and women directly impacted by the criminal legal system in Texas.
Amanda brings with her a passion and drive to continue working to support the girls and women across the country most impacted by the legal system by working to elevate their voices and needs by bridging the gaps to community and services to help them find success in their lives. Amanda comes as a professional community organizer, a strategic nonprofit leader, and a trauma-informed Reentry Peer Support Specialist. Amanda recently began her formal education journey on a path to complete a PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy. She is a mother of five humans and one furbaby, and a grandmother of one. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.