Assistant U.S. Attorney for Public Relations


Ebony Wortham is an Assistant United States Attorney for Public Affairs in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (“USAO”). In this role, Ebony is committed to strengthening the Agency’s partnerships in the communities we serve throughout the District, particularly those struggling with violent crime, opioid abuse, and legacy. generations of exclusion from education, health care, housing, and employment.

Prior to joining USAO, Ebony was Senior Managing Counsel with the Center for Financial Justice and Security within the PFM and Accounts Advisory practice. the Money. At PFM, Ebony was a multi-departmental team leader in a large criminal justice investigation for Harris County, Texas. Most recently, Ebony worked as a co-lead on a job search project in Harris County, Texas, designed to find a way to manage information for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (“HCDAO”). to deal with his current and future affairs and reduce past due process. The joint decision for the project identified procedures, processes, policies, and resources to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the HCDAO. Eboni was also a team leader on a project examining the social and financial impact of the criminal justice system on individuals with problems. mental health and substance use among those living in poverty and homelessness.

Eboni worked for over fifteen years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office (“PDAO”). As a public prosecutor, Eboni has handled thousands of cases in the areas of juvenile, criminal, and criminal justice. He worked closely with law enforcement to prevent drug use and address nuisance issues that affect the quality of life for Philadelphians on the Public Nuisance Task Force. As the leader of the Juvenile Unit, Ebony leads a dedicated team of lawyers and critical workers in the pursuit of guiding young people to a healthy future while also protecting the community and giving voice to victims. . Through her support and leadership, Ebony helped shape appropriate policies and lead the restructuring of the Children’s Unit including the creation of a continuum of outreach programs designed to meet the unique needs of youth. of Philadelphia and increase public safety.

Prior to that role, Ebony was the Director of Policy and Child Protection at PDAO. In this position, she oversaw the school attendance support group, “Project GO,” which is designed to help prevent absenteeism in Philadelphia’s Public Schools by providing support and resources. to parents, principals, and students. For several years, Ebony oversaw the complex Crossover Court caseload in the DA’s office. In this role, Eponi strives to ensure that dependent youth receive the appropriate services in the child welfare system to address delinquent behavior. Additionally, Ebony has been instrumental in the development of the Philadelphia Family Court’s anti-sexual assault programs and other prevention-focused initiatives, designed, where appropriate, to develop off-ramps. in other ways to promote public welfare and safety.

Ebony is active as a volunteer in many organizations and groups that work to provide enrichment opportunities to increase the health of youth and families and improve public health. This includes her volunteer service at Teenshop, Inc., a college preparation and life skills program for girls, and the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia, Inc.

Ebony was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia’s 256th class. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University (2000), a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law (2005), and a Master of Science in Organizational Structure & Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (2011). Ebony also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania (2022), where she was the President of the Women of Fels.

Ebony is a member of the Council of Women Executives, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the National Black Prosecutor’s Association.

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