About the Crime Victims Unit Bureau Chief

Amanda Kyle-Sprague is the current Bureau Chief of the Crime Victims Unit at the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. As the Supervising Victim Witness Specialist, Amanda oversees the day to day operations of the unit and ensures that victims and witnesses of crime in Albany County have an understanding of their role in the criminal justice system, including knowledge of their rights and accessibility to programs, services, and compensation where appropriate.

Amanda Kyle-Sprague is a SUNY Albany Alumni receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2007 and receiving her Masters of Art in Criminal Justice in 2008. While at SUNY Albany Ms. Kyle-Sprague was a member of the Presidential Honor Society and National Society for Collegiate Scholars. As a member of these associations she volunteered with the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home and the Aid’s Council of Northeastern New York. In addition, Amanda spent time as an intern supporting the restorative justice initiatives at the Albany County District Attorney’s Outreach Office. After completing her studies Ms. Kyle-Sprague spent some time working with consumers with disabilities as a Job Coach assisting in obtaining and maintaining employment for persons with disabilities. Amanda Kyle-Sprague served as an AmeriCorps member in 2004 and 2005. As an AmeriCorps member she coordinated a summer preschool program for underprivileged children.

From December 2008 – September 2011 Amanda Kyle-Sprague served families in Albany County as a Caseworker in Department for Children Youth and Families. In addition to normal casework duties she also served as the liaison between Department for Children, Youth, and Families and the Family Treatment Court program.

In September 2011 Amanda Kyle-Sprague returned to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office assisting witnesses and victims of crime. As a member of the Crime Victim Bureau Ms. Kyle-Sprague continued working with the community and participated in Albany County Coalition Against Domestic Abuse and DCYF’s Multiple Disciplinary Team.

Amanda became the Manager of the District Attorney’s Office Community Justice Outreach Center in March 2013. She led the office in the implementation and creation of the WORDS Anti-Bullying Campaign and Summer Program, the RAD Self Defense Program, as well as the expansion of the Conviction Step Team, NYPUM Crime Prevention Program, the S.A.L.T. Seniors and Law Enforcement Together Program. During her time as Bureau Chief of the Outreach Office, Ms. Kyle-Sprague led and organized multiple neighborhood and community engagement programs and activities. In addition, she oversaw the management of the Community Service program and expansion of the restorative justice based Community Accountability Board. When the Clean Slate Program was being developed in the fall of 2016, Ms. Kyle-Sprague transitioned to her current position, bringing along the valuable knowledge of victim and community centered restorative justice practice.

Amanda Kyle-Sprague is a certified Apprentice Mediator, a volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, and a graduate of the 2016 Class of the Leadership Tech Valley Program. She is also certified in RAD Basic for Women, RAD for Seniors, and radKIDS.