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Demetrius Titus is the Deputy Executuve Director at Zealous where he leads the administration, programs, and strategic direction of the organization. Previously he was  a Program Associate with American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Michigan Criminal Justice Program. In is role at AFSC, Demetrius worked with campaign development, direct prison advocacy, collaboration efforts, and restorative practices.

 

Prior to working with AFSC, Demetrius was incarcerated for 18 years in the Michigan Department of Corrections.  Demetrius has seen the prison system from both sides and understands the struggles people face after prison.  After his release in 2009, he worked hard to make a new start and a new career, beginning in factory work and eventually becoming a manager in the hospitality industry.  Demetrius also did extensive volunteer work in the Juvenile Detention Center in Detroit. 

 

Demetrius currently serves as the Executive Director of a Non-Profit Second Chance House “Hope House” and sits on the boards of Nation Outside, the Youth Justice Fund, and the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative.