Allison Hastings

Training and Technical Assistance Lead, Formerly Incarcerated
Project Director at Vera Institute of Justice

Allison Hastings oversees the body of work focused on improving access to healing services for formerly incarcerated survivors for the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims. She works to raise awareness of these survivors’ needs and barriers to services using a variety of strategies, including virtual trainings, conference presentations and in-person trainings, and publications. She supports work at the intersection of incarceration, reentry, and healing by providing technical assistance to service providers and co-convening a virtual learning community of professionals already working at the intersection and seeking to deepen their skills and expand their networks. At the Vera Institute of Justice, Allison has spent more than a decade working to eliminate sexual abuse in correctional facilities and improve conditions of confinement. She manages Vera’s partnership with the National PREA Resource Center (PRC), which entails developing resources, providing technical assistance, and serving as faculty for various PRC-led trainings. She holds a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society from American University and a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English from Southern Methodist University.