We are committed to community organizing, civic engagement, and civic education to
reform institutions and systems that perpetuate
social and criminal injustices.
SASHA L. LEGETTE, J.D.,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (FOUNDER)
Sasha L. Legette Founded Pure Justice in the Fall of 2015 and currently serves as the Executive Director, Policy Analyst, and Chief Programming Officer for the organization.
Previously, Legette served as a Federal Government Professor at Tarrant County College in Arlington, Texas, where her students are engaged in learning the legislative process and the impact legislation has on society. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctorate and Clark Atlanta University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Art in Political Science.
Ms. Legette’s passions for criminal, juvenile, and social justice reform are reflected in work as a legislative aide for the Georgia State Senate, Externships at the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, as well as her work as a high school social studies teacher through Teach For America Corps.
ORGANIZING DIRECTOR (CO-FOUNDER)
Mr. Evans Co-Founded Pure Justice in the Fall of 2015 and currently serves as the Organizing Director, Inmate Liaison, and Community Outreach Coordinator.
Evans helped to spark the idea of creating an organization centered on advocating for criminal justice reform and exonerating falsely accused and convicted inmates outside of those placed on death row after he himself had been falsely accused of a crime and found it exceptionally hard to locate organizations that were willing to review his case and help get him exonerated.
In 2017, Evans published his first book Stolen Identity, that explores how African American males who become victims of the school to prison pipeline even when they have not committed a crime, are faced with a continued stigma that leads to recidivism for rightfully and wrongfully convicted felons. The book also explores how such a stigma leads to an overall deterioration of human dignity due current laws that foster a continuation of societal punishment beyond conviction.
When Mr. Evans is not engaged in community activism in the fight against criminal and social injustices, he is conducting research for his pending books and studying as he is currently completing his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science.
Pure Justice uses community organizing, and civic and electoral engagement as methods help reform institutions and systems that perpetuate social and criminal injustices, and to improve the lives of low-income and working-class families