Robina Executive Director, Kelly Lyn Mitchell, Elected President of NASC

Posted Date: August 5, 2014

The Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that Robina Executive Director, Kelly Lyn Mitchell, has been elected as President of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions (NASC).  The National Association of Sentencing Commissions is a non-profit organization that was created to facilitate the exchange and sharing of information, ideas, data, expertise, and experiences and to educate on issues related to sentencing policies, guidelines and commissions.

Ms. Mitchell is the Executive Director of the Robina Institute and is also co-director of the Institute’s Sentencing Guidelines Repository Project. She was the Executive Director of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission from 2011 to 2014.  She is a legal writing instructor at the University of Minnesota, where she taught from 2001-2006 and 2010 to the present. From 2001 to 2011 she worked at the Minnesota Judicial Branch as a staff attorney and manager. In addition to her J.D. degree she has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Ms. Mitchell has served as Secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Sentencing Commissions since the fall of 2011. NASC officers are drawn annually from the Executive Committee.  Ms. Mitchell was elected to her second three-year term on the Executive Committee, and will begin her term as President of NASC immediately.

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