Following successful careers first as a personal trainer and later as a technical sales representative, Ms. Andreas redirected her vocational aspirations in 2001 to the field of social work. That spring, she accepted a position as a vocational case manager at a sheltered workshop. In that capacity, Ms. Andreas performed assessments and created treatment plans that included employment assistance, alcohol and drug monitoring and housing placement. Her clientele included individuals who recently had been released from prison or who were fulfilling a community service requirement as a part of a court-ordered sentencing plan.
Upon earning her Masters Degree in Social Work in 2002, Ms. Andreas worked for a time with experienced Mitigation Specialists before launching her private practice as a Sentencing Consultant in Madison, Wisconsin. Her completed cases have yielded a high rate of success, impressing defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges alike. Ms. Andreas is much in demand for her accurate, insightful report writing in which she develops creative alternatives to incarceration.
In 2004, Ms. Andreas founded the sentencing consulting firm of Andreas Associates, LLC and opened an office in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.
Ms. Andreas has been an active member of the National Association of Sentencing and Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) since 2002. She has served on both the Annual Conference Committee and the Executive Board, and has facilitated the organization’s ListServ.
Ms. Andreas is the recipient of the NASAMS 2009 Presidential Award in recognition of her “extraordinary dedication to the work of the Executive Committee and the Alliance.”
Ms. Andreas currently serves on the board of Omega School, an alternative school for individuals seeking to earn a GED or HSED. She is also a member of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA).
On January 2, 2007, the Wisconsin State Journal published a brief biography of Ms Andreas entitled, She Strives To Help Prisoners Turn Their Lives Around.