Amanda Levering oversees the Brooklyn Supervised Release Program, which has diverted more than 4,000 people from pre-trial detention since March 2016. Additionally, Ms. Levering launched the Pre-Trial Youth Engagement Program (PYEP), which supervises 16-19 year olds charged with violent felony offenses. Ms. Levering previously served as the Strategic Coordinator for the Circles of Support Program at the Harlem Community Justice Center. Before joining the Justice Center, Ms. Levering worked for the Delaware Department of Justice as a victim advocate and as a substance abuse counselor at an outpatient facility. In 2009, she worked as a health volunteer for the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. Ms. Levering holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware and a master’s in social work from the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she completed the Management Fellows Program in 2013.