Regina Mitchell is the Director of Systems Innovation at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, where she coordinates and manages all Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) activities, as well as works on other CCLP efforts including training and technical assistance to reduce racial and ethnic disparities. Prior to joining CCLP, Regina served as a Program Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services, with responsibility for JDAI in Ohio’s 12 JDAI sites. Regina also worked as a Juvenile Parole Officer in the Columbus Region.
Regina has extensive leadership abilities coupled with solid management experience and a solid history of case management success. She has excellent oral and written dexterity, strong analytical and planning skills combined with the ability to coordinate efforts of many to meet organizational goals.
Regina has 15 years’ experience in the field of criminal justice and community corrections. Regina has worked at Franklin County Adult Probation Department receiving a promotion every year; she served as a probation officer, intensive supervision officer, senior probation officer and gang coordinator. She has experience as a gang investigator with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and teaching experience at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. Her experience also includes case management, youth outreach and mental health. Regina has chaired and participated in numerous committees and work groups.
In 1999, Regina was selected for a Milton B. Thrasher Award for outstanding service in the criminal gang field by the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago, IL.
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Esther Chapter No. 3, Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation and subordinate organizations; Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio (CAAO) and the American Correctional Association (ACA).
Regina holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a MCJ from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio.
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