Amber Westbrook
Amber D. Westbrook
Public Policy Associate

Amber D. Westbrook is the Public Policy Associate for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

Ms. Westbrook attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology & Psychology in 2014 and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice in 2016. While at University of Nevada, Reno, Ms. Westbrook completed and published a thesis on crime control legislation. Ms. Westbrook was a teaching assistant in the Criminal Justice Department while earning her master's. Additionally, she completed two internships; one at the Reno Police Department in the Crime Analysis Unit and the other for El Dorado County Probation Department.

After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, Ms. Westbrook worked as an adjunct faculty member of Lake Tahoe Community College beginning in 2017. She was employed as a social worker for a foster family agency while completing the process to become a probation officer. Ms. Westbrook relocated to Sacramento, CA, to work in policy for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation in February 2021.


Thesis: A Multiple Case Study of Memorial Crime Control Legislation and the Disconnect Between Legislative and Empirical Success (2016)

Submitted for publication: The Social Mind-set Model Potentially Explains Varying Societiesí Responses to Social and Criminal Behavior (2020) Co-authored with Monica K. Miller