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Simone Sawyer

Simone Sawyer

CAIS/JAIS Program Associate

Simone Sawyer is part of the Evident Change CAIS/JAIS team. She previously worked as the outreach and engagement specialist for Texas Health and Human Services’ Youth Empowerment Services Waiver. Prior to this she served a year as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the University of Texas at Austin’s Annette Strauss Institute. Simone also has experience working as a juvenile supervision officer in a trauma-informed juvenile detention facility. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, Texas. 
 

Recent publications from Simone Sawyer:

Simone Sawyer

I’ve always believed that the purpose of the justice system is to protect, serve, and deliver justice for all. As a community member, I have felt the benefit of police protection, but—as a Black woman and a former public servant—I have seen the other side that’s not so pretty. It’s almost as if the moment someone commits a crime or is convicted of