Randi Chavez

Randi Chavez (she/her) received a Master of Science in Social Work in 2003. While completing her graduate degree she interned at Texas Defender Service as a mitigation specialist. Upon graduation, she was hired as the first full-time mitigation specialist for the Gulf Region Advocacy Center (GRACE) and later worked independently as a mitigation specialist at both the trial and post-conviction levels. She then honed her clinical skills for three years as a clinical social worker in an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Austin, Texas. Randi returned to Texas Defender Service in 2009 as a mitigation specialist. As Deputy Director and Head of Mitigation, Randi now oversees TDS’s operations and provides high-level leadership and mentorship of TDS’s mitigation team. Randi can be reached at rchavez@texasdefender.org.