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Amanda Blasko

Program Manager

As part of the SAA TTA team, Program Manager Amanda Blasko collaborates with state administering agencies (SAAs) and their staff to develop comprehensive state strategic plans to guide funding, provides information on the implementation of evidence-based practices, and assists with any other technical or training needs. Additionally, Amanda creates written and multimedia content to promote awareness of promising practices across the criminal justice system for SAAs and other partners.

Prior to joining the NCJA team, Amanda worked in the SAA’s office for the state of Oklahoma. In this role, she served as a grant programs specialist for JAG, CESF, and PSN, which involved writing federal grant applications, providing technical assistance and guidance to subgrantees throughout the award cycle, and ensuring compliance and adequate progress toward goals and objectives.

Amanda holds both a BA and an MFA from Oklahoma State University.

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