Jeff Adachi, Executive Director

Contact: jeff.adachi@sfgov.org, 415-553-9520

Jeff Adachi is the Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco. Before being elected as Public Defender in March 2002, Mr. Adachi worked as a deputy public defender in San Francisco for 15 years and in private practice for 2 years. From 1998-2001, he served as the Chief Attorney of the office. He has tried over 100 jury trials, including numerous serious felony and homicide cases, and has handled over 3,000 criminal matters throughout his career, including some of the Bay Area’s highest profile cases. Read more…

Lyslynn Lacoste, Director

Contact: lyslynn@bayviewmagic.org, 415-558-2428

Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 9.55.12 AMLyslynn Lacoste, is a New York Bar licensed attorney from Boston, Massachusetts. For more than ten years, she has diligently served youth through literacy and leadership development, mentoring, juvenile CORI reform, youth peer mediation, civic engagement, and recreational programming. Lyslynn began her career in youth development while working closely with local community centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Boston Centers for Youth and Families. Four years as a Youth Program Coordinator within one of Boston’s most diverse neighborhoods inspired her to attend Suffolk University Law School and focus on juvenile justice. Lyslynn honed her skills through meaningful internships at the Juvenile Justice Clinic (Suffolk University) and New York’s Legal Aid Society (Criminal Defense Practice and Juvenile Rights Practice). Prior to her recent move to San Francisco, she worked as a Program Coordinator for the Boston-based Brian J. Honan Fellowship, which focuses on promoting public service among high school youth. As the new Director of BMAGIC, Lyslynn brings her experience and excitement to continue strengthening the community collaborative and support the 45 community-based organizations within Bayview Hunters Point.  She holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Boston University.


Jeaneane YoungCommunity Outreach Coordinator

Contact: jeaneane@bayviewmagic.org, 415-558-2487

IMG_3990Jeaneane Young is a full time student at City College of San Francisco, where she has completed the Community Health Worker and Post Prison Worker certificate program. Currently she is earning her B.A. in Social Work, and will pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health. She contributed to the field of social justice and efforts to decrease recidivism through her previous work as staff of the Reentry Council of San Francisco. Jeaneane is passionate about serving the residents of the Bayview Community where she was raised and is a mother of three children, one of which attends school in the Bayview Community.