Regina Mitchell is the Director of Systems Innovation at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP). In this capacity, Regina coordinates and manages the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and the Probation Transformation portfolio of work and the partnership with the Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF). She also works in other key areas such as reducing racial and ethnic disparities and improving conditions of confinement.
With over 30 years of experience as a practitioner, speaker, and consultant, Regina is passionate about making systems equitable, safe, and rehabilitative for young people and advocating for the inclusion of youth and family voices in spaces. Regina believes that all youth that come in contact with the youth legal system deserve to not be treated as the crime they committed but held accountable for their actions and given the support, resources, and opportunity to change their trajectory and path.
Prior to joining CCLP, Regina served as the State JDAI Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services. A practitioner at heart, Regina has experience with adult and youth supervision as a Parole Officer and Probation Officer, case manager, youth outreach specialist, and mental health practitioner. She also has experience as a gang investigator with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and adjunct teaching in the areas of sociology and criminal justice.
Regina is PROSCI® Change Management Certified and holds a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Regina also holds a master’s degree in criminal justice administration from Tiffin University and a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from The Ohio State University.
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