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Malore Dusenbery
Principal Policy Associate
Justice Policy Center

Malore Dusenbery is a principal policy associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where she focuses on victimization, particularly on gender-based violence. Her research, evaluation, and technical assistance aim to improve the provision of victim services, enhance responsiveness of the justice system and other mechanisms, and foster collaboration between researchers and practitioners. Since 2018, she has helped manage the Office for Victims of Crime–funded Center for Victim Research, which supports service providers in efforts to access, collect, and use data to improve their response to crime victims.

Dusenbery previously spent six years as associate director of the Economic Security for Survivors Project at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, providing national technical assistance to direct service providers, the justice system, community organizations, and policy professionals. Her primary accomplishments involved assembling best practices within the criminal justice system to enhance programming and capacity, conducting research on the cost of violence, and addressing the economic and safety needs of underserved groups. She has additional experience in policy advocacy, data collection, training, and curriculum development within national and local gender- and violence-focused nonprofits.

Dusenbery regularly participates on panels and webinars and presents at state and national conferences, including the national STOP Grant conference, the National Coalition against Domestic Violence conference, and the End Violence against Women International conference. Dusenbery earned her BA from Whitman College and an MS in social policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Areas
Crime, justice, and safety
Social safety net
Intimate partner violence