Ava Callender Concepcion
Commissioner Ava Callender Concepcion has an extensive background in public safety and experience advising law enforcement, advocacy organizations, and other essential constituents on complex policy matters.
As a lifelong resident of Boston, Commissioner Concepcion has dedicated her career to social justice through the lens of public safety. Most recently, she worked as the Director of Governmental Affairs and External Partnerships for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office where she advised on legislation and policy.
As a senator’s Counsel, Ava served as staff to the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Conference Committee on the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 2018, a comprehensive legislative package designed to reduce crime and improve public safety.
Commissioner Concepcion started her career as a Victim Witness Advocate in Boston Municipal Court. She worked with victims and survivors and provided crisis intervention and in-court guidance to victims and families suffering from crime-related trauma.
Commissioner Concepcion is a graduate of New England Law, Boston, and a Massachusetts Bar member holding a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Johnson C. Smith University.
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