Kaylyn "Presley" Hager is a recent graduate of William H. Bowen School of Law. Originally from Texas, Presley graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's of social work, and is a licensed social worker who has completed internships with Court Appointed Special Advocates and Northwest Behavioral Health Unit. She has completed a legislative clerkship with Catholic Charities of Arkansas, and an AmeriCorps JD term of service with Legal Aid of Arkansas at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
During law school Presley clerked for the State of Arkansas Department of Human Services and held multiple student organization executive positions, including President of the Public Interest Law Society, Student Wellness Society (Student Chapter of the Arkansas Judge and Lawyer Assistance Program), and Pulaski County Bar Association- Student Division. She was also editor-in-chief of the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service wherein she was a frequent contributor.
She is now a researcher for the UALR School of Affairs, is also actively involved in community organizations, including the Junior League of Little Rock, Ladies of Charity, decARcerate, and several others, and also serves as the Southern Representative for a national public law organization, Equal Justice Works. Presley is certified in dependency neglect law and is finishing up her Master's in Public Administration.
At ACASA, Presley is working on a Victim Services Resource Project, in which she is surveying different victim service providers to discover unmet needs and gaps in legal services. Presley hosts legal training sessions, connects service providers with other legal resources, and provide general legal advice to crisis centers and shelters.
Presley is also working on a statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, and has developed Human Trafficking protocols and trainings.