Aman Sebahtu Named Evident Change Director of Justice
Evident Change is pleased to announce that Aman Sebahtu is our new director of justice. In this role, Sebahtu will lead Evident Change’s work with adult and juvenile justice and community justice through grassroots reform and transformation efforts.
Sebahtu brings to his new role a depth of experience leading work in community violence prevention, police reform, and juvenile and adult justice. He joined Evident Change in 2017 as community violence prevention manager and has led our community-based system transformation efforts. Some of his work includes police monitoring in California’s Antelope Valley and evaluation of a variety of innovative juvenile justice programs. Sebahtu will focus on growing Evident Change’s work on policing monitoring and community-based responses to social justice issues.
“I am delighted that Aman will be stepping into a leadership role at Evident Change. He already has a strong portfolio of justice projects and will be building on that successful work helping to develop community-led and community-responsive solutions to social justice issues,” said Dr. Angie Wolf, chief program officer at Evident Change. “As director of justice, Aman will develop projects that promote not only system transformation and accountability, but support communities in developing their own solutions.”
An Oakland native, Sebahtu was previously the operations director at the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, where he provided technical assistance, consulting, research, organizational development, and advocacy in the fields of juvenile and adult justice, youth development, and violence prevention to an array of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropic foundations. Prior to that, Sebahtu was a site manager at the W. Haywood Burns Institute, where he provided strategic direction to system and community stakeholders working to improve local and state policies contributing to racial and ethnic disparities.
Sebahtu earned a BA in sociology and African American studies from Emory University and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.