Providing nonpartisan policy analysis, consulting, and
research services to improve public safety throughout the nation.


  • Melissa Threadgill

    Melissa Threadgill

    Senior Associate

    Melissa Threadgill has been working to create a safer, more just society and improve the performance of state and local governments for over a decade. Melissa leads implementation of comprehensive criminal justice reform efforts as part of her work with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Justice Reinvestment project. Previously, Melissa provided criminal justice policy development technical assistance to the states of Utah and Alaska and worked on a wide variety of policy and legislative efforts as a senior aide in the Massachusetts State Senate. She is passionate about supporting practitioners who are doing the hard work of turning criminal justice policy goals and aspirations into reality by changing policies, improving practices and transforming organizational cultures through the implementation process. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Oberlin College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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