support for INCARCERATED aND formerly incarcerated people
Amy is an active member of New Haven's efforts to support formerly incarcerated people. She is a founding member of the Women's Resettlement Working Group and works on community efforts to increase access to social services. She also runs a weekly support group for HIV+ women incarcerated at CT's York Correctional Institution in Niantic, CT. Other collaborations include an occassional series of yoga classes for women in recovery in New Haven.
outreach and assessment
As a social work researcher, Amy contributes to community assessment and program evaluation projects. For example, she helped to evaluate a photovoice project with youth in Haiti and collaborated with a student to conduct a needs assessment of transgender women in New Haven. At national and international conferences, Amy shares her research with community members, non-profit agencies, government organizations, and academic researchers.