DeVon E. Simmons
DeVon Simmons began his career in public service at the Richmond Public Defender Office where he served as Assistant Public Defender and was later promoted to Supervising Public Defender. In this role he handled a variety of cases including drug distribution, robbery, firearms and theft.
In 2015, DeVon was appointed by Attorney General Mark Herring to lead the agency’s efforts to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release. As Re-Entry Manager, DeVon has delivered presentations to Sheriffs and state and local officials, participated in state-wide workgroups to develop reports for the General Assembly, and has written and coordinated federal grants from the Department of Justice.
DeVon graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Old Dominion University and received his J.D. from University of Richmond School of Law. He is active in the Peter Paul Development Center as a mentor and in Habitat for Humanity. DeVon resides in Richmond with his wife, Crystal, and their puppy Sir Shoes.
Dean Rolle, Jr.
Dean Rolle Jr. currently serves as a Re-entry Case Manager for the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia where he assists returning citizens labeled as a medium and high risk to reoffend with cognitive behavioral restructure and re-entry services.
After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Criminal Justice he worked as both a victim-witness advocate with the Norfolk Commonwealth Attorneys Office and an Intake Officer with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice just under four years.