Amy D' Amico
Amy D' Amico
BS in criminal justice, Rochester Institute of Technology; JD Albany Law School
As a first-generation attorney, Amy D’Amico currently applies her legal, criminal justice, and grant management expertise to the mission and core values of R.I.T.'s Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI). With a background in nonprofit leadership, the practice of law, and grant identification and drafting, D’Amico is the Assistant Director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI). A CPSI core value is that “an individual’s compassion and empathy for others obligates one to a commitment to the cause of social justice.” CPSI teaches students and academics to find ways to engage practitioners to do work that helps them and to seek out ways to improve organizations through research and analysis. The foundation of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives is the practice of action research in which relevant data and analyses are brought to bear on the day to day decision-making processes or organizations and to serve the practice of policy development and implementation in real-time. D’Amico helps CPSI to carry out this mission and these values as the Assistant Director of the Center, managing staff, students, and the grant portfolio.
In addition to management of CPSI operations, D’Amico also teaches Ethics, Crime & Justice; and Courts; in the Department of Criminal Justice. Amy D’Amico received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2012 and was admitted to practice law in NYS immediately thereafter. She received her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009, graduating with highest honors.