Amy Smith ’95 is a professor of psychology at San Francisco State University (SFSU).
She will utilize the Wall Award to develop and implement a “bridge course” at SFSU to assist formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the community from prison, while linking the work of three agencies providing support throughout the transition process.
The course will address issues related to transition and social justice that are rarely explicitly addressed, firmly based in the experience and expertise of numerous currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.
Amy will also work closely with these individuals to create a curriculum that builds upon the social justice course currently being taught inside San Quentin State Prison.
The bridge course will be offered simultaneously inside and outside the prison, as a collaboration between three difference agencies.