New Program Manager to Focus on Community Violence Prevention
Aman Sebahtu joins NCCD this month as community violence prevention program manager. An Oakland native, Sebahtu comes to NCCD from the W. Haywood Burns Institute, where he worked as a site manager and collaborated with system stakeholders to help correct racial and other disparities in the juvenile and adult justice systems. He has a BA in sociology and African American studies from Emory University and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Sebahtu has worked with system-involved young people in several youth development and community-based programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. At NCCD, Sebahtu will help develop a portfolio of violence prevention research and initiatives and will support some of its ongoing work, including the the girls and gangs project, and the Beloved Community: West Contra Costa Partnership for Youth project, which is funded by California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention (CalGRIP).