New Community Engagement Leadership Position

United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero appoints Ebony Wortham, Esq. to a new position of leadership of community engagement

(STL.News) United States Attorney Jacqueline C. Romero today announced that Ebony Wortham, Esq., has been appointed United States Executive Counsel for Community Engagement for the Attorney’s Office. of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

The EUSA is a newly created role that will focus on building partnerships in communities in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on education and crime prevention, especially in communities struggling with high rates. high rates of violent crime, opioid abuse and the legacy of generations. systemic exclusion from education, health care, housing and employment.

“Ebony’s experience and insight as a former prosecutor, law enforcement partner and community advocate exceeds the demanding vision I had in mind when creating this new position at within our office,” U.S. Attorney Romero said. “My goal for the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s community outreach efforts, under Ebony’s leadership, is that we become a consistent and trusted presence in the communities we serve – which will ultimately lead to a lasting and meaningful impact on our district and its people.”

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected to serve as the United States Executive Attorney for Community Engagement,” Ms. Wortham said. “Throughout my life and career, I have sought opportunities to work collaboratively with community stakeholders and system partners to promote public safety and improve life chances for individuals, youth and families. . In this new role, I look forward to continuing to learn from and partner with organizations, leaders and citizens in our region, as we collectively work on solutions to strengthen and transform our neighborhoods.

“Historically, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has been a critical partner in helping galvanize the broader community around a larger strategic vision for public safety and welfare,” Ms. Wortham continued. “This position will give me the opportunity to work with my incredible colleagues within the U.S. Attorney’s Office to build on this extraordinary legacy as we implement U.S. Attorney Romero’s bold and dynamic strategic vision for community engagement. “

Ms. Wortham most recently served as a Senior Management Consultant at the Center for Justice and Safety Finance within PFM’s Management and Budget Consulting Practice, where she worked with state and local government clients across the countries to create operational and procedural efficiencies in their work. Prior to joining PFM, she was a 15-year veteran of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she served as Director of Juvenile Justice Policy and Prevention in addition to her prosecution work.

Ms. Wortham has deep roots in the community as a lifelong Philadelphian and remains engaged in numerous organizations and a variety of programs and fields, focused on improving relationships between youth and law enforcement. ; reduce and prevent armed violence; provision of social services, mentoring, job training, college preparation and life skills; and advocate for trauma-informed practices.

Ms. Wortham graduated from Central High School in Philadelphia (256). She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Temple University; a law degree from Widener University School of Law; a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; and a master’s degree in public administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

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