Nadrat Amos

Program Associate
SID-United States

Nadrat is a senior at Howard University from Minneapolis, MN. She is double majoring in Psychology and Sociology and minoring in legal communications. During her time at Howard, she has been focused on learning about the impacts of incarceration and alternatives to our current carceral system. She is eager to learn and connect with others who are passionate about criminal justice reform and crime prevention. As a freshman, she joined JustUs, a juvenile justice organization on her campus that mentors youth incarcerated in DC’s youth detention facility. She later served as the curriculum chair in her sophomore year, developing the enrichment material volunteers used. In her junior year, she completed an independent research study titled “incarceration: the ecosystem of harm” where she examined the psychological effects incarceration has on those incarcerated, their families, confinement employees, and victims of crime. Throughout 2021-2022 She furthered he works with justice-involved people as a research intern for Negotiation Works, a DC non-profit that teaches self-advocacy classes to underserved communities. This past summer she interned with Impact Justice, a national criminal justice innovation center. She served as their first Restorative Justice Project intern, where she assisted teams with training facilitators for diversion programs and tracked their progress. This incentivized her to learn more about restorative justice as an alternative to punitive punishment. She is currently completing a senior independent research study project on how effective restorative justice diversion is at reducing recidivism rates. Nadrat also currently serves as the president of the Howard University Speech and Debate Team. There, coaches team members for competitions nationwide where they debate topics surrounding foreign policy, technology, and human right. This past February she recently became the national champion in International Public Debate at the 2023 National HBCU Speech and Debate Tournament. While at SID, Nadrat hopes to learn more about the intersections between social justice in the U.S. and the empowerment of marginalized communities abroad.