Dr. Zaria Davis
Dr. Zaria Davis is a mentor, educator, advocate and community activist. She is Senior Associate with Pretrial Justice Institute focusing on Ohio engagement. Dr. Davis previously served as Executive Director for Lincoln Heights Outreach, Inc, assisting families by guiding them towards self-sufficiency. Zaria is the owner of New Direction Coaching & Consulting, LLC. Contracting with Operation Restoration as a Policy Specialist and From Prison Cell to PhD as a facilitator for the Prison to Professional program and mentor coordinator.
Zaria is passionate about working with women in reentry and children impacted by mass incarceration and launched Filling The Gap Reentry & Family Supportive Services in 2019, which will address many of the voids of services in her community for formerly incarcerated individuals. She volunteers with local social justice groups in Greater Cincinnati. She works with her local federal pretrial office to assist in pre-incarceration orientation and readiness. Dr. Davis is a 2019 Leading with Conviction Cohort Member with JLUSA. Zaria is board member for Dress for Success Cincinnati, the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Art Center (ROMAC), and RestoreHer.
Zaria holds a DSW (Social Work) from Capella University, MSW from University of Cincinnati and BA in Sociology from Wilberforce University. Zaria is a member of various local and national organizations. She has a wide range of experiences which reflects her training and coaching services. Dr. Davis provides individual and group coaching, conducts workshops and presentations, as well as public and keynote speaking engagements throughout the country.