Sonya Littledeer-Evans

Senior Juvenile Justice Officer
Jefferson County Dept. Community Justice – Juvenile Division

Mrs. Littledeer-Evans earned her Bachelors Degree at the University of Oregon in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish. Mrs. Littledeer-Evans began her internship with a local Juvenile Dept., working with Juveniles in the Detention Center and the Courts. She then went on to work for Jefferson County Community Justice – Juvenile Division, having now worked there 13 years; she is currently the Senior Juvenile Justice Officer there.  Mrs. Littledeer-Evans earned her Masters of Public Administration Degree through PSU in 2008.

Drawing from her own experiences of poverty, discrimination, multicultural heritage and of being a juvenile delinquent, Mrs. Littledeer-Evans has been a trainer and facilitator for over 12 years.  Mrs. Littledeer-Evans has spoken and offered trainings on a national, state and local level dealing with cultural competency, gender specific issues, equity and working with high-risk youth. In 2003, through a sponsorship by the State of Oregon Partners for Children & Families, Clackamas County Commission on Children & Families and the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, Mrs. Littledeer-Evans was certified as a Cultural Competency trainer and serves on the cadre of Cultural Competency Trainers in Oregon. Mrs. Littledeer-Evans also serves as a trainer on the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors’ Association Training Faculty.