Josh interviews Evonne Silva of Code For America about her work automating the clearance of criminal records

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My Guest – Evonne Silva

a picture of Josh Hoe and Evonne Silva of Code For America after their interview for the Decarceration Nation Podcast

Evonne Silva is the Senior Program Director of Criminal Justice and Workforce Development at Code For America, where she leads a team that develops civic technology aimed at transforming the criminal justice and workforce development systems.


A full PDF transcript of Episode 68 of the Decarceration Nation Podcast.

Notes From Episode 68

I apologize, there was a technical mishap and the first few seconds of the interview were lost, luckily, none of the important content was lost.

We were invited to the third annual Smart on Crime Innovations Conference 2019. The conference was held in New York City on September 24th and 25th. Any sound from the conference was courtesy of the Center for American Progress, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

The third voice you hear in the interviews is our web guru Robert Alvarez who was able to join me at the conference.

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