Regina Mitchell is the Director of Systems Innovation at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. In this capacity, Regina coordinates and manages the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) and Probation Transformation portfolio and partnership with the Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF) Juvenile Justice Strategy Group (JJSG).
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Regina also assists jurisdictions and law enforcement agencies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system and improve racial
equity at the arrest and diversion decision points. She is also working with other CCLP staff and South Carolina officials on a major reform of the state’s juvenile justice system.
Prior to joining CCLP, Regina served as a Program Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services, with responsibility for JDAI in Ohio’s JDAI sites. Regina also worked as a Juvenile Parole Officer and Probation Officer. 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. 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.
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