Aman Sebahtu was appointed to BART Police Citizen Review Board in August 2017 by BART Director Lateefah Simon.
Mr. Sebahtu is an attorney, technical assistance provider, trainer, and researcher in the fields of criminal justice reform and violence prevention.
He is the Community Violence Prevention Program Manager at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) where he is on the team of monitors overseeing the Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department. Mr. Sebahtu leads NCCD’s community violence prevention work and supports its criminal justice reform work.
Prior to joining NCCD, Mr. Sebahtu was a Site Manager at the W. Haywood Burns Institute where he provided technical assistance and training to system and community stakeholders, guiding their efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in youth and adult criminal justice systems across the country.
Mr. Sebahtu has a BA in Sociology and African American Studies from Emory University and a JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
An Oakland native and lifelong BART rider, Mr. Sebahtu is also an appointed member of the City of Oakland’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Violence Prevention.
For more information on the BART Police Citizen Review Board, please see here.