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Gina Evans

Project Manager, State Initiatives

Gina Evans leads Justice Reinvestment efforts to help states adopt and measure research-driven policies to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reduce recidivism. Previously, Gina worked as director of advocacy at the largest residential substance use disorder treatment program in the Upper Midwest, working toward community alternatives to incarceration and second chance efforts that included drug sentencing reform, family reunification legislation, expungement reform, and re-establishment of the Ombudsman for Corrections office. Gina serves on the Hennepin County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Community Advisory Board and was appointed by the commissioner of corrections to the Interstate Compact Commission. Gina has a degree in construction electricity and is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.  

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