Meet Our Board
Crystal Sheffield is a social worker with the Eastern District Federal Defender’s Office in Sacramento. She joined the team at the Federal Defender’s Office in September 2015, as the first social worker employed by the office. Crystal has worked to develop a social work program which provides resources and supportive services to clients, while also providing an educational opportunity for social work students. The Federal Defender’s Office has welcomed students from Sacramento State University, San Jose State University, Portland State University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley as part of the social work team; the students have an opportunity to participate in the FDO’s mission of providing zealous, holistic criminal defense for the clients it serves.
Recognizing the need for better connectivity among reentry-focused agencies, Crystal organized the Sacramento Area Reentry Collaborative in 2017. The Reentry Collaborative consists of individuals, federal/state/local government agencies, non-profit agencies, and community-based organizations and providers who have a desire to serve those returning home from incarceration, and their families. The monthly meetings provide education, networking, and connectivity among reentry providers throughout the Sacramento region.
Crystal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University.
Sachin Sharma is a Director of Product Marketing at VMware, where he leads product marketing for VMware Horizon, a multi-cloud desktop and app virtualization platform. He has over 20 years of experience in various marketing, pre-sales, IT consulting, and systems management roles. Since 2021, he has been involved as a mentor in the Alternatives to Incarceration Program (ATIP) which collaborates with A Curiae to help formerly incarcerated individuals with professional skills as they reenter the workforce. He holds degrees in B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, and Economics from the University of California at Davis.
Chief US Probation (Retired)
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