Evonne Silva

Senior Director, Criminal Justice and Workforce Development, Code for America

Evonne is the Senior Program Director of Criminal Justice and Workforce Development, where she leads a team that develops civic technology aimed at transforming the criminal justice and workforce development systems. Most recently, Evonne held leadership positions with the ACLU of Northern California, as a legal advisor, building and leading teams, driving process improvement and systems changes, and managing complex, collaborative projects. She has successfully designed and led policy advocacy campaigns across a range of issues with cross-sector stakeholders at several nonprofit advocacy and legal organizations. 

Evonne is a licensed attorney who holds a Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Saint Mary’s College of California. She also serves as board member of CORO of Northern California and teaches legal ethics at U.C. Berkeley School of Law.

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