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Alice Galley

Alice Galley

Policy Assistant

Aspiring to work as an advocate for underresourced populations and justice-involved juveniles and adults, I was drawn to Urban due to its reputation for high-quality, impartial, and cutting-edge research and its position to effect meaningful policy change. I am especially interested in the opportunities Urban presents for elevating the voices and experiences of justice-involved individuals and justice-affected communities.


Alice Galley is a policy assistant in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where she primarily works on project management for the Prison Research and Innovation Initiative, which is focused on transforming the prison system to promote transparency and accountability.

Before Urban, Galley worked for the Washtenaw County (MI) Office of the Public Defender where she developed a hands-on understanding of public interest work. She is committed to creating change within the criminal justice system and investing in community supports outside of it with those personally affected.

Galley holds a BA in biopsychology, cognition, and neuroscience with a minor in crime and justice from the University of Michigan.