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  • Ashley Melanchook

    Ashley Melanchook

    Research Assistant

    Ashley Melanchook has been working in state and federal public policy for 5 years. At CJI, Ashley provides support to the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, South Dakota’s Task Force on Community Justice and Mental Illness Early Intervention, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative. Ashley is committed to reforming the juvenile justice system and reducing recidivism in communities and states across the country. Ashley graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science in Government, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Science in Political Science.

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