Regina Mitchell

Regina Mitchell is the Chief Policy and Programs Officer at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP).  In this capacity, Regina leads and manages CCLP’s programmatic work, and supervises program and policy staff. Regina also leads CCLP’s partnership with the Annie E Casey Foundation to include the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), Probation Transformation, and Diversion efforts.

With over 25 years of experience in the field, Regina also assists law enforcement agencies and jurisdictions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the youth legal system, improve racial equity at the arrest and diversion decision points, and improve conditions of confinement.


Before joining CCLP, Regina served as the State JDAI Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Regina has adult and youth community corrections experience. 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 received a Thrasher Award for outstanding service in the field of criminal gangs from the National Gang Crime Research Center.


Regina is PROSCI® Change Management Certified and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


Regina holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University and a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.


Phone: (202) 637-0377 ext. 107

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