Demetrius Evans

Demetrius was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1969. Demetrius spent most of his childhood from ages 7-15 in the St. Louis County Court System, Boys Town of Missouri and Division of Youth Services.  At 15, he was certified as an adult and sentenced to 20 years in Missouri State Prisons.  He received an Associates Degree during his incarceration.  He attended Central Missouri State University for a time after his release.  Demetrius was sent back to prison from the age of 26-33.  He spent time studying sociology and psychology, determined to understand the causes of his behavior.  In 2002 he was released from prison with a vision to help at-risk-youth.  His example of conduct and character in the workplace and community are exemplary.  He has been a mentor to the youth at the St. Louis Family Court and St. Vincent Home for Children through his passion an understanding of the internal struggles of being an at-risk youth.  In 2014 the idea of a not-for-profit was recognized by Ballpark Village’s Director of Operations establishing a partnership. Demetrius’ many partnerships with former and current employees at the the county family court, pastors, activists, and motivational speakers led to the formation of Sudden Impact ICU in 2017. In the spring of 2019, Demetrius gained employment at St. Louis County Family Court as a Unit Leader in the juvenile detention center. He made history as the first ex-incarcerated person with a felony conviction to work there in the juvenile segment.